At KA, we are enthralled with the concept of reinventing oneself, perhaps cutting ties or establishing new bonds.  These success stories keep us in positively elated and thoroughly inspired. Let us reflect on fashion’s 29 year old wonder boy Esteban Cortázar, who launched his namesake label available exclusively on Net-a-Porter last year. Keeping in stride with his illustrious architectural silhouettes, his Fall/Winter 2014 collection is influenced by the spaces of Japanese Architect Tadao Ando. The pieces are in a stinging monochromatic palette that are meticulously tailored and paired with athletic-inspired separates, made from delicate satins to sleek stretch-cady.

When Esteban Cortázar took the helm at Emanuel Ungaro in December 2007, he acquired the skills necessary in order to design collections that offered femininity and finesse. His use of stringent lines, crisp colour palettes, innovative fabrics, and sophisticated detailing has elevated the luxurious simplicity that is his own trans-seasonal collection. Awaken your senses and become truly inspired by not only his collection, but by the story of this young Miami raised designer.  The Fall / Winter 2013 – 14 Collection is available at

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Story by Sarah Harris, KA MAGAZINE