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Designer to watch: Esteban Cortazar

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Designer to watch: Esteban Cortazar 1

Minimalist pieces from Esteban Cortazar

Designer to watch: Esteban Cortazar 1

Edgy rings and bangles made in collaboration with Alican Icoz

Designer to watch: Esteban Cortazar 1

The young designer Esteban Cortazar

Designer to watch: Esteban Cortazar 1

Some pieces from the designer's capsule collection in cream and white

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I’ve only heard of the young Columbian designer Esteban Cortazar during his short stint at Ungaro from 2007-2009. For those who haven’t heard of the 28-year-old designer, Cortazar was discovered in his teens by the designer Todd Oldham and  at the age of 23, he was tapped by Ungaro to be its creative director. 2 years later, he was reportedly fired when he refused to work with the actress Lindsay Lohan when the brand hired her to be a consultant. Well, in the words of Julia Roberts in the movie Pretty Woman, that was a “Big Mistake. Big. Huge” error on the brand’s part. Not so long after his departure, he was tapped by Net-a-Porter’s Natalie Massanet to create a capsule collection for their site, and guess what? The collection is selling like hotcakes. With the collection’s soft tailoring in hues of white, cream, and blush, it’s no wonder his pieces are selling out so quickly. My personal favorites though are the jewelry. Made in collaboration with Alican Icoz, the pieces are simply one-of-a-kind. FRE predicts more things to come for this young designer.        

All images from www.net-a-porter.com

Esteban Cortazar’s collection is exclusively available on www.net-a-porter.com

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