October 6th, 2014
Call it Esteban Cortazar take two.
Even the most unquestionably talented designer has to deal with the fashion industry’s revolving door business model and on his way to the top Esteban Cortazar has dealt with the good and the bad. From becoming the youngest designer to ever helm Ungaro, to launching and relaunching his eponymous label, Cortazar has proved himself as not only a gifted designer, but also a resilient force within the industry. The esteem to which Cortazar is held could be seen in his insider filled front row and superstar filled catwalk for his Spring 2015 collection launch. It’s rare for a label launch to bring out top editors but Cortazar is something special.
Cortazar’s Spring 2015 girl is sexy, sporty and appealingly embellished with editorial-ready fringe pieces. His trademark streamlined shapes and pared down aesthetic is as strong as ever and eminently wearable, but don’t take our word for it. Catherine McNeil models looks direct from Cortazar’s spring runway in this exclusive models.com fashion story by Sofia Malamute. With her sexy, nonchalant elegance Catherine embodies the Cortazar girl’s joie de vivre and takes the designer’s versatile looks off the catwalk and into reality as she sports his streamlined separates on the streets of Paris. Styled by Maher Jridi and juxtaposed with minimalist rings and Cat’s own array of tattoos Cortazar’s pieces make for the perfect modern wardrobe.
Art direction Stephan Moskovic
Text by Janelle Okwodu