27-year-old former Ungaro designer Esteban Cortazar is back on the fashion scene, thanks to a new partnership with Net-a-Porter. Together, the two are reviving Cortazar’s signature brand with a trans-seasonal, 17-look collection, launching July 11 exclusively on Net-a-Porter.
The online retailer provided some financial support to the designer, working closely with him on the collection’s development. “It’s a first for us, being involved from the very inception,” Holli Rogers, Net-a-Porter’s fashion director, told WWD.
The resultant collection, which runs $270 for a top to $2,760 for a coat, spans pieces meant to be worn in the heat of summer to “layering pieces” which can transition into fall, Rogers explained. Cortazar, for his part, described the range as “sensual and sculptural … definitely sexy, but in quite a minimal way.”