Born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in Miami, Florida, Esteban Cortazar is the latest ‘comeback kid’ of the fashion industry.
Now, what is it that makes him special and different from all the fashion designers?
Well… First of all, he was the first fashion designer to show at New York Fashion Week at the age of 17, and then, because of his unique friends and contacts such as Gianni Versace and Todd Oldham, he stepped in as creative director for Emanuel Ungaro at the age of 23.
After stepping down from Ungaro in 2009, moving to Paris and back, having a whole new experience with color and material experimentation, plus a brief training on luxury management, a new side of the brand was born. This is when, in the mid-2012, Cortazar caught the attention of the world’s largest online luxury retailer, Net-a-Porter.
In September of that same year, Cortazar launched his first capsule collection in partnership with Net-a-Porter (which I must say was absolutely stunning and a huge success), and one year later, in 2013, at the age 29, Cortazar is bringing the second collection under the same partnership inspired in the easy elegance and wearability. According to the official website the Business of Fashion, the new collection is ‘… an exploration of the curves and lines and angles of the female body and the gestures of the body…’ (click here for full article).
Here’s a sneak peek of what will soon be available for the loyal customer of Net-a-Porter.