Last October 10th. Amsterdam Fashion Tv had the pleasure to interview the designer genius Louis Rodrigo Correa Otazu in his house in Amsterdam. Feelings, emotions and SCOOPS… to be revealed during this amazing video interview. A journey from Rodrigo’s adolescence to his “Star System” passing through his adventures from Argentina to New York, becoming the designer of the world most famous stars like Beyoncé, Britney Spear, Grace Jones, Madonna and many other that will be revealed during the video interview. A designer that will astonish you not only for his artistic performances but mostly for his human values and his way os expressing emotions.Rodrigo was born in Argentina and left home with a dream at the age of 18 to travel around the world. When he was living in Sydney he made a huge pearl necklace for his mother, but first caught the attention of the fashion world appearing in the Australian magazine Vogue. Then he travelled to Europe to work on his own new dreams based from Amsterdam. He went to Paris to collaborate with the biggest names in the fashion world. His first couture show with Christian Lacroix was the first one to join force to shine on the catwalk in Paris. Other collaborations were with Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier and the talented Dutch duo Viktor & Rolf.
Rodrigo’s designs have been offered to international celebrities and fashionistas. Initial Rodrigo’s designs, representing prêt-à-porter collections of the most de luxe fashion jewelry, created a signature style for the brand Rodrigo New York. Shortly after the launch of Otazu jewelry, Otazu Sterling Silver and Unique “one of” diamond collection were introduced.
Rodrigo expanded with ground breaking couture collections and limited editions of show pieces. This resulted in creating a prime line, couture collection. On the catwalks, Rodrigo’s designs have been worn by international models like Lily Cole and Erin O’Conner, taking the breath of the audience by using the most spectacular themes and showing at most unique locations.
Rodrigo Otazu’s creations reflect and enhance the natural style and beauty of women all over the world. The different personalities are united in a common denominator – passion for fashion and the need to express themselves. The urge to radiate and feel chemistry, to be seductive and elegant, prompts the desire for statement pieces.
The powerful statement of Mr. Otazu’s designs have created a demand for custom made costumes for some of the world’s leading music artists – from Kylie Minogue, for whom Mr. Otazu created a special diamond piece in association with the House of Gassan, to Kelis, Lauren Hill, Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Madonna and last but not least, Lady Gaga.
In addition to international celebrities, Rodrigo New York has become a global brand owing to its faithful audience. Stylish and distinctive women who are always looking for the next astonishing design, who enjoy their beauty and the attention they get by wearing his designs.
Over the years Rodrigo has been collaborating with established designers like Christian LaCroix, Clements Ribeiro, Emanuel Ungaro, Jean Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler, adding another dimension to his work.
Rodrigo Otazu today lives in New York City where his brand Rodrigo New York has launched a line in diamonds with ALINK which is sold through the best shops in the USA and his very exiting new technics and inspirations. Working with new technology and using the new touch of technology to produce something new, strong and full of power and strength.
Rodrigo Otazu has been working proudly with Swarovski crystals for the last 15 years and loves the trend of colours and new styles that crystals bring into his work. Always innovating and improving. Rodrigo’s creations are now available in more than 30 countries, including key cities like Moscow, New York, London, Milan, Dubai, Sydney and Tokyo. Opening his first shop in USA and Japan.
Over the years the brand Rodrigo New York collaborated with established designers like Christian LaCroix, Clements Ribeiro, Emanuel Ungaro, Jean Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler adding another dimension to their work.