After a long Fashion Month, it’s finally time to recover. An easy highlight in all the hubub was seeing New-York based designer Joseph Altuzarra celebrate his French roots by showing his collection in Paris for the first time. The duality of his designs thoughtfully reflect an American sportswear sensibility and the effortless seduction of the French.
To give us some styling inspiration of the current Altuzarra collection, we turned to Dutch beauty Sabrina Meijer. Photographer and founder of IntoIt Magazine, we sat down to chat:
Bergdorf Goodman: Paris Fashion Week highlight?
Sabrina Meijer: Alexa Chung’s #PromGoneWrong after party, where I danced with a bunch of friends until we got kicked out of the building.
BG: How do you unwind after fashion week (month)?
SM: The unfortunate thing about fashion week (month) is that emails and work generally piles up, but I try to keep the first weekend I have clear of all things work related and either go out with friends or be a total couch potato with friends. I also usually do a complete wardrobe detox and only keep the things that really make me happy.
BG: Do you find you dress differently in Paris than in Amsterdam? What about New York?
SM: I kind of do. Amsterdam is a bit more chill (I also very often go to the office in my tracksuit), Paris is the most chic and New York is right in between for me.
BG: 3 Fall wardrobe essentials you keep reaching for:
SM: Hoodies with everything, black super tight high waisted legging like pants, easy boots.
BG: Joseph Altuzarra decided to return to Paris to show his collection this season, the city where he grew up. Does your hometown inspire you?
SM: I grew up in a small city in the south of The Netherlands, so no not really, haha! Amsterdam (where I am based) does inspire me in a way, while I do think people here in general should put a tiny bit more effort into getting dressed in the morning. I have a few friends with amazing taste that do inspire me though!
BG: Favorite Altuzarra piece from this shoot, and how you styled it:
SM: This has to be the floral dress. It really doesn’t need much else, except for a pair of killer boots, though I would also wear it with a few layers on top to make it more Fall approved.