Esteban Cortazar Makes His Comeback with Net-a-Porter Collection

Esteban Cortazar
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Esteban Cortazar.

Ready for Esteban Cortazar’s second act?

The 27-year-old designer made his exit from the industry in 2009—the former Emanuel Ungaro designer decided to bow out from the company after talk that then-owner Mounir Moufarrige might bring in Lindsay Lohan to design. (In retrospect, a wise decision for the young designer.)

After years of laying low, Cortazar is back on the scene, launching a signature brand exclusively with online retailer Net-a-Porter, Women’s Wear Daily reports.

The 17-look collection, described as “definitely sexy, but in a quite minimal way” by Cortazar, will be available on the site beginning July 11, retailing between $270 for a top to $2,760 for a coat. The collection was designed to be seasonless, Net-a-Porter fashion director Holli Rogers explained.

“For us, fashion doesn’t have to be a season,” said Rogers.

Cortazar’s work while he was at Ungaro sold well with the haute retailer, “and that’s why we were so upset he was no longer designing there,” she said. “It felt very fresh and very young.”