Let's just let others talk about this young designer from Columbia.
Samantha Critchell, AP Fashion Reporter, wrote for Omaha.cox.net "Cortazar, the 20-year-old wunderkind from Miami, dressed many of the industry's most-coveted catwalkers, including Caroline Ribeiro and Alek Wek, in 1970s-inspired chiffon dresses that floated as they walked. The silhouettes were loose, with high waists and bell sleeves.
His skirt suits were in tweed and featured asymmetrical and unusual necklines. Eveningwear was draped beautifully, giving gowns the appearance of liquid silk. An olive green gown with a halter neck and loose, open back was an outstanding example of the look."
On the other hand, NPR's Neda Ulaby presents the profile of this young man this way. "Cortazar, whose father was an artist and his mother a jazz singer, emigrated from Colombia a decade ago and landed in the middle of South Beach's hot fashion scene.
"Coming to Miami was a culture shock because I was able to see drag queens, I saw designers, I saw fashionistas, I saw so many things," he says. "I was just a little boy, but that's all I could see!"
To Cortazar, the fashion world was a playground filled with fascinating adults. And it seemed perfectly normal to stage a runway show at his elementary school -- a nine-piece collection, with a Little Red Riding Hood theme, modeled by fellow students."
If you want to turn heads this year at your prom ceremony, go ahead and wear one of his designs. Buy it and wear it.
You can visit www.estebancortazar.com