Rodrigo Otazu Biography
Rodrigo Otazu designs by pure instinct and straight from the heart. He displays a glittering talent;
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Otazu can turn his hand and eye to a wide range of style commodities and the finished result always carries the distinctive signature of a designer who has an intensely personal touch and a fiercely cre- ative vision. ‘I am self-taught and have a very per- sonal style, for me design is about a feeling inside me, a sensation you want to share’. His work en- compasses myriad influences from architecture, music, travel, fashion and the arts, thus creating an essential vital energy from where Rodrigo clearly draws his passions and inspiration to craft highly original creations of stunning style.
The smallest discovery can spark Rodrigo’s unique creativity; the pearl necklaces he had crafted on his travels caught the eye of a fashion editor from Australian Vogue and this proved be the launch pad for his illustrious career and was the realisa- tion of a life-long dream. Since then, after settling in Amsterdam, he has dedicated his life to pursu- ing his passion for design, going on to become a household name in his adopted homeland. Initial- ly Otazu concentrated on building his success with prêt-a-porter ranges of the most deluxe costume jewellery, with the addition of refined silver collec- tions and unique one-off diamond pieces; he soon began to discover other avenues for his imagina- tion to explore. His work symbolises his passion for life and his all consuming desire to enhance the natural beauty of men and women.
Starting with ground breaking couture collections of clothing and jewellery that are firmly in the world of fantasy, Otazu’s vision is now translated into the most collectible and desirable ranges of dazzling yet elegant accessories from jewellery, hand-bags and shoes as well as dramatic furniture for the Otazu full look. ‘I provide something dif- ferent. Especially my couture pieces, they are an emotional statement.’ Otazu sets his own agenda, show-casing his collections in unique locations with the most spectacular concepts modelled by leading internationally renowned models such as Lily Cole and Erin O’Connor.
Otazu has an enviable lifestyle, travelling the World and finding inspiration in the unexpected.
With a natural understanding of the woman he enjoys dressing, Otazu reflects and enhances their natural style and personality, from the drama and elegance of chic Parisian women, the classic style of the American girl, to edgy and experimen- tal London girls and the sexy allure of the Italian beauty, he creates innovative and imaginative jew- ellery and accessories that transcend trends and become timeless pieces to cherish. ‘Sexuality is the most important element in my work, it is all about chemistry. Seductiveness is a constant connection. Fashion is about being seductive and elegant and this follows through into my work.’
Otazu also greatly enjoys the collaborative pro- cess, revelling in the challenge of adding another dimension to an established designers’ collection as seen in his sought after work for Christian Lac- roix, or by embellishing something as pedestrian as a Vespa Scooter or Nissan Car and turning it into something spectacular. Behind the scenes Otazu has also teamed up with Clements Ribeiro, Un- garo, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Viktor & Rolf to great success.
The statement that his work makes has created de- mand for costumes for some of the World’s lead- ing music artists from Kylie Minogue, for whom he created a special diamond piece in association with the House of Gassan, to Kelis, Lauren Hill, Aretha Franklin, Destiny’s Child, as well as Britney Spears.
Otazu is fast becoming a global brand with the help of the stylish and distinctive women who are always looking for the next astonishing design col- lection and spreading the word. Otazu is now avail- able in more than 15 countries counting 300 sales outlets, amoung which include key cities around the World from London to Paris, Amsterdam to Dubai and from Moscow to Milan. These are pow- erful designs for powerful women who enjoy their beauty and how wearing Otazu draws everyone’s attention to it.
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