New things to know about Esteban Cortazar, the Miami designer who had Madonna in his front row at age 17, a CFDA membership by 20, and a brief fashion sabbatical at 21: *He moved to New York a month ago and lives near Battery Park *He's in the process of setting up a studio *He's under new financial management *He's sitting out the Spring '08 season, and we're massively bummed because his shows are always big productions (Remember last year, when the entire runway was coated in autumn leaves? Quite spectacular.) But Esteban tells us he'll be back on the catwalk next February. If you're craving swooshy silk before then, check out cutie Caroline Trentini in some of his clothes...
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The Return of Esteban Cortazar
MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA: A year after the Lindsey Lohan drama, proud Esteban Cortazar, who would rather walk out than compromise his standards, is doing just fine. On Monday night, his show--a collaboration with local retailer Exito--kicked off Colombian Fashion Week 2010 held in Medellin, a couple of hours away from his natal Bogota. In the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld for H&M, or Christopher Kane for Topshop, Cortazar’s democratized fashion presented a range of items from $12 to $200. And the show certainly didn’t give the price away.