Fashion protégé, Esteban Cortazar, will be re-launching his design line during New York Fashion Week, starting September 6, with online retailer Net-A-Porter.
The Colombian-born, Miami-raised designer started his career doing design sketches for Todd Oldham when he was just 13-years-old. At the ripe age of 22, Cortazar created a fashion line under his own name.
Cortazar, 28, is the former head designer for Emanuel Ungaro who made a name for himself outside of fashion thanks to Lindsay Lohan. Cortazar famously refused to work with Lohan back in 2009, when she was hired as an ‘Artistic Director’. Many in the industry saw the hiring as a publicity stunt by Ungaro. Since then Cortazar has been consulting and working with other fashion houses, now he will relaunch his own designs.
Cortazar’s fashion house will be headquartered in Paris. Net-A-Porter describes the fashion as “Elegantly feminine with a touch of attitude, expect a fresh approach to layering, tailoring and asymmetry, alongside a selection of achingly cool eveningwear.”