Men in Style – George Cortina
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One of the most in-demand stylists, George Cortina boasts a career spanning three decades and collaborated with some of the most influential fashion clients and photographers. Styling is his life calling.
“I saw the first book of portraits that Avedon did when I was very young and nearly lost my mind […] I wanted to live in that world.”
Cortina was born and raised in Miami but it wasn’t until his exposure to fashion in New York that changed his life so to speak. Under the guidance of Italian-born US designer Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo, he expounded his expertise in textile and color. Since then he has worked with brands such as Calvin Klein, Chanel, Valentino, Gucci, H&M, Tommy Hilfiger, Roberto Cavalli, Levi’s and Bvlgari amongst many.
Cortina is a particularly sociable person, and has been frequently featured in the website The Sartorialist. He is currently working as the fashion director for Vogue Nippon and a contributor to The New York Times’ T Magazine, L’Uomo Vogue, Purple, Vogue Italia, and the lot.
He is best known for his aesthetically minimalistic approach to his clothing. Simple yet with blatant use of color in different hue to achieve that desired look. Oh, and some sunglasses as well.
Dover Wool-Hopsack Blazer by Boglioli. Get yours from MR PORTER
Cotton-Poplin Shirt by Richard James. Get yours from MR PORTER
Incotex Slim-Fit Cotton-blend Chinos by Slowear. Get yours from MR PORTER
William Leather Monk-strap Shoes by John Lobb. Get yours from MR PORTER
Polka-dot silk Pocket Square by Drake’s. Get yours from MR PORTER
Murdoch Square-frame sunglasses by Illesteva. Get yours from MR PORTER
Photos Courtesy of The Sartorialist