Designer Esteban Cortazar is inspired by his formative years in Miami’s South Beach in the ‘90s, as well as his time working alongside couture seamstresses as Emanuel Ungaro’s creative director.
For his Autumn Winter 2019 collection, Cortazar has different types of women in mind and delivers a dynamic study of three muses. Considering a Breakfast at Tiffany’s influence for sharp and simple lines with graceful silhouettes, he took Holly Golightly for a spin in the Caribbean. This brought added flourish, a bit more skin and lots more colour, mostly solids, yellows and pinks, and also a crazy print with religious motifs and a wild cat.
“It is a very personal vision; one that empowers women by making them feel beautiful. I don’t just appeal to one kind of girl,” he says. That point is driven home with a diverse, emphatic collection, toggling between sensual elegance and a funky cool.
Cortazar is introducing a new resort collection with more accessible price positioning to broaden the label’s reach to a younger audience.