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This is Estefania Cortés Harker's first accessories collection. Continuing with the feel of her previous work, the AW 13/14 Collection remains close to the bold and playful aesthetic that defines her style, featuring a range of clutches in graphic shapes and vibrant colourways made from a stiff glitter fabric. The bag interiors are lined with a 100% Cotton naif floral print fabric and close with a magnetic clasp. All bags are produced in the UK.
About the Designer
Estefania is based in London, United Kingdom. She studied at MA Fashion Design Womenswear - Central Saint Martins and graduated in 2012. Her collections are produced in United Kingdom.
London based designer Estefania Cortés Harker graduated from the Central Saint Martins MA course in 2012. Her MA collection, shown at London Fashion Week, garnered praise due to its bright and colourful aesthetic. Inspired by American child beauty pageants it was composed entirely of graphic shaped dresses, necklaces and belts made from eye catching glitter fabric and lined in naif liberty print florals. It has since been featured in publications such as VOGUE Italia, DAZED and CONFUSED, ANOTHER, VOLT and BULLET MAGAZINE amongst others, while DAZED and CONFUSED named Cortés Harker their new designer of the month for their May 2012 issue.
The collection was also selected to be shown as part of the MOVE show in Seville in June 2012, along with other young Spanish designers, as well as being shortlisted as part of the VOGUE-Muuse Young Talents Vision Award.
Throughout the years, the spanish born designer has worked for luxury brands including Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Marios Schwab or Elio Berhanyer.
In 2010 she was awarded the Armani Bursary, as well as being selected to collaborate on a footwear project for BALLY, producing a capsule collection of shoes that went on to be sold in stores worldwide.
In 2011 she collaborated with Scottish heritage brand PRINGLE on a range of cashmere intarsia jumpers which were also sold worldwide as part of their 'PRINGLE ARCHIVE PROJECT.'
She recently presented her first accessories collection of bags during Paris Fashion Week in February 2013.