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Born in 1983 in Paris, Joseph Altuzarra was raised by a Chinese-American mother and a French Basque father. After studying ballet Joseph graduated from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Art and Art History he moved to New York, and interned at Marc Jacobs, worked at Proenza Schouler and apprenticed with pattern maker with Nicolas Caïto, the former head of the Rochas. Joseph later returned to Paris, and launched his own brand in 2008. 

He has been awarded the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear Design in 2012 and the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2011.


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