You may remember Esteban Cortazar, the insanely talented (and ballsy!) designer who broke ties with Emanuel Ungaro – the company who named him as their creative director at the age of 23 – after a Lindsay Lohan-related dispute. Now, the young-but-venerable designer is back on his own terms, relaunching his namesake collection for the first time since 2002 with a little help from Net-A-Porter. After working together closely on producing samples, nailing a price point and marketing efforts, WWD reports the e-tailer will exclusively stock his 30-piece collection starting Sept 12.
Cortazar, a Columbian native, told WWD that the line boasts an on-trend neutral palette (both matte and shiny finishes in shades of ivory, blush and nude), and began as a “white canvas” with inspiration from Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. With prices ranging from $270 for an oversize jersey t-shirt to $2,700 for an ivory cotton wool coat (with a goat-hair collar, obviously), we can expect a series of draped, modern gowns, trousers with hardware detailing on the hem and white quartz-detailed jewelry.
No word on if Lindsay Lohan’s involved this time, but my money’s on definitely, absolutely not.