2 posts tagged "Esteban Cortazar"
After parting ways with Emanuel Ungaro back in 2009, Esteban Cortázar revived his namesake line with the help of Net-a-Porter‘s Natalie Massenet and co. They gave him the opportunity to create an exclusive capsule that launched last September, and now they’ve invited him back for a second season. At a preview of the sophomore range, which will be available beginning July 3, the Colombian-born designer explained, “I’m putting all of myself and my past experiences into this new journey, and [Net-a-Porter has] given me all the freedom and confidence to experiment.” Cortázar created eighteen pieces (maxing out at $1,900) that explore the lines and the curves of the female form via body-con silhouettes and architectural cutouts. A stretchy double-faced cady sheath came with a capelet that bisected and highlighted the décolleté (Shala Monroque debuted the look at the Chloé party earlier this week), for example, while long-and-lean jumpsuits featured stingray details reportedly inspired by a migration of manta rays. There were several sportier pieces, like a deconstructed tunic that had a sweatshirt-like ease and a dramatic stone-colored gown with a stretchy, armor-esque bodice and a structured skirt that flowed into a cascading train. The jewelry here, which was done in collaboration with Alican Icoz, completed the total look. Gold contour collars that wrapped around the nape were reminiscent of stingray barbs, while knuckle rings and chokers could’ve passed for medical equipment.
The images from Cortázar’s second capsule for Net-a-Porter debut here on Style.com.
The rumors were true. Hurricane Lindsay is headed for the house of Ungaro, mere months after Esteban Cortazar’s departure following reported tension over bringing the starlet on as permanent muse. Lohan, whose official title is “artistic adviser” (maybe “pantless paparazzi fodder” was taken?), joins new head designer Estrella Archs in a bid to drum up some Lohan-caliber press for the brand. To wit, Ungaro has a paltry 1.3 million Google hits compared to Lohan’s 26 million; turns
out all press is good press. Starlets looking for a design gig, take note. [WWD]