Esteban Cortazar Dresses
Born to a Colombian painter father and British mother who was a jazz lounge singer, Esteban Cortazar spent his childhood surrounded by elegant stage outfits and constant creativity. This floor-sweeping gown has been made in France with a lustrous satin corset that's paneled for a nipped-in look and is punctuated by gold screw-inspired studs. The shimmering lamé skirt is cut longer at the back to create a beautiful pooled effect when you pose for photographs.
The patchwork theme of Esteban Cortazar's Fall '17 collection is a celebration of memories and archival pieces - the brand celebrates its 10th anniversary of showing in Paris this year. Made in France, this 'Tango' dress is cut from figure-flattering panels of structured petrol stretch-knit interspersed with off-white and red printed inserts. It flares out from the waist and has a deep split for graceful movement.
Back button closure . Contrasting band at hem .
For Fall '17, Esteban Cortazar revisits the label's archives in celebration of the brand's 10th anniversary. Made from stretch-cotton poplin, this bomber-inspired dress has contrasting twill panels that are strategically placed to slim your waist. We like how the asymmetric hem is dipped at the front and back to temper the thigh-grazing length.
Esteban Cortazar's Fall '17 runway marked his tenth year showing in Paris - to celebrate, the designer reworked some of his most iconic pieces. Cut in the same mini shape seen in the Spring '17 collection, this dress is made from panels of crepe and satin that are curved to flatter your figure. It has a small slit at the hem, so it's easy to dance and sit down in.
Esteban Cortazar's 'Full Circle' dress gets its name from the circular construction of the flared skirt - it's made for twirling on the dance floor. Cut for a close fit from velvet and stretch-knit panels, it has wide structured bands at the hem to give it weight and accentuate the curved folds. The styling options are endless - try yours with ankle boots and a metallic clutch.
Halter neckline . Open back . Crisscross back . Sheer . Unlined .
To celebrate his 10th year showing in Paris, Esteban Cortazar looked to his archives for inspiration and unearthed a variety of patchwork fabrics. This mini dress is pieced together from dark-purple and midnight-blue satin, and has fluted white crepe and printed godet inserts to create elegant movement. We like how the cutout bodice beautifully frames your décolletage.
Esteban Cortazar's experiences of Miami's energy in the '90s is apparent in his designs today. This figure-skimming 'Kira' dress is cut from panels of stretch-knit and falls to an asymmetric split hem. It's a playful piece that you can wear with strappy heels and hoop earrings to a party, or opaque tights and ankle boots for a work dinner.
Black square neck knitted asymmetric dress from Esteban Cortazar.
An homage to 1990s R&B icons, Esteban Cortázar's blue, red, and bottle-green ribbed-knit dress is a vivacious party option. Long, lean sleeves balance the thigh-skimming flared hem, while the colour-blocked pattern cleverly works to hone the figure. Play on the theme with gold hoop earrings and slicked-back hair.
knitted, no appliqués, solid colour, round collar, long sleeves, no pockets, unlined, tube dress
The music divas of the 1990s inspire the vibrant styling of Esteban Cortázar's SS17 collection. This chilli-red stretch-knit dress is crafted to a body-contouring silhouette with a flouncing ruffled hem – a detail that comes alive with every movement – and turns to reveal a cutaway back with slender straps that form a peace sign. A piece this punchy simply requires classic black accessories.
Steel green 'Cocoon' dress from Esteban Cortazar.
Multicoloured geometric ribbed dress from Esteban Cortazar.
The deep V-neck in Esteban Cortázar's black stretch-crepe dress is elegantly seductive. This piece is crafted in France and is spliced with contrasting mismatching sleeves that are slit from the wrist up to the elbow, secured with a button and self-fastening ties. It then falls into a soft fluid shape – a draped side panel ensures a swish and enhances the movement. Opt for black, cross-over strap stiletto sandals with statement earrings to amp up the feminine stance.
Black 'Tango' dress from Esteban Cortazar.
Cream cotton blend crochet knitted dress from Esteban Cortazar.
Nude fitted panel dress from Esteban Cortazar.
Black crepe - Snap fastenings at back - Fabric1: 58% viscose, 38% acetate, 4% elastane; fabric2: 65% viscose, 35% polyester - Dry clean - Fits true to size, however those who are between sizes should take the smaller size - Cut for a loose fit - Mid-weight, non-stretchy fabric - Model is 175cm/ 5'9 and is wearing a FR 36 -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. It is a very personal vision; one that empowers women by making them feel beautiful, he says of his collections.