Latino Pride in Paris: Esteban Cortázar's Latest Runway Show
A mix of textures and styles with Colombian hits were front and center at Esteban Cortázar's runway show and the designer, who's originally from Bogotá, took the city of lights by storm once again. Don't miss his best looks and key pieces below.
Translated by Pia Velasco.
The colors of the Colombian flag-- red, blue, and yellow-- appeared on many of the styles Cortázar sent down the runway at Paris Fashion Week.
Mix & Match
Apart from mixing leather with satin, or gauze in one look, the Colombian also mixed different prints, as seen on these striped pants with a semi-transparent top and iridiscent finish.
Layer Upon Layer
Another interesting element of this collection was the use of layers, as seen here with a transparent turtleneck shirt worn over a dress that ends in layers of gauze.
Skirt-dresses, bracelets that look like shirt cuffs... the entire collection was a party for the eyes, and if you didn't pay attention, you could miss the details.
As we've seen on most of the catwalks this season, the deconstruct shirt is a piece that's going to be everywhere this Fall. Here, Cortázar reinterprets it with extra-large butterfly sleeves.
On top of all the textures and designs, we also noted that the models represented different ethnicities, colors, and styles.
Mixed With Art
“We started by collaging together different ideas that we had, from sleeves to silhouettes to a leg to a skirt to different patterns we have worked on since the beginning," told Cortázar to WWD.
The chicest athleisure was spotted on the dresses with mesh, like this one, which had an Olympic air and a leg slit.
Cherry On Top
The last look of the show summed up the key elements of the collection: the colors of the Colombian flag, the variety of textures, and the layers gave the pieces an original and unique look.
The designer walked down the runway to say goodbye to clients, fans, and fashion editors --wearing a t-shirt that read, "Paris 750001. Bogotá, DC," in reference to his Parisian store's zip code and the Colombian city where he was born.