Joseph Altuzarra, like some other designers last week, set out to fashion an antidote for our uncertain, complicated times. “The election is hard,” he said before the show. “I wanted something that felt happy, joyous, flirty, and fun.” Nicole Phelps via Vogue.

Fashion weeks brings hope in a dark time so close to the elections. Joseph Altuzarra showed his eponymous line, and gained his inspiration from the movie Wild at Heart, prints were lifted from a jacket worn by Nicolas Cage. Nicolas co-start Laura Dern wore the exact shade of hot pink that Altuzarra use for a twin belt with heaps of prints and textures mingling nicely with playful embroidery and sharp suiting. Altuzarra is a true master of design and embroidery, influenced by his multicultural upbringing and his international education in fashion.