Rodrigo Otazu was born in Argentina. Traveling the world as a model for Calvin Klein, Rodrigo was so inspired by the city of Sydney, that he created his first necklace with a handful of pearls. This piece was featured in the Australian Vogue, and a star was born.
Rodrigo`s collections became an instant success with buyers and press. The glamour and dramatic appeal of Otazu`s designs attracted support from celebrities including Kelis, Lauren Hill, Aretha Franklin, Destiny`s Child, and Lil` Kim.
In September 2002, Britney Spears commissioned Rodrigo to design pieces for her `White Snake` performance at the MTV Awards. The Britney jewellery was so successful Spears requested many further pieces for her 2002 European tour.
Expanding the Otazu emporium, Rodrigo created a `pret-a-porter` collection using his unique designs which instantly became best sellers in his new hometown Amsterdam. More and more countries are discovering the secret of his success; as a result the Otazu product lines are available in over 20 countries worldwide.
Rodrigo has created exclusive pieces for the esteemed designer Christian Lacroix`s `Couture` line. The collaboration has proved a huge success and Lacroix has commissioned Rodrigo to illuminate the catwalks in Paris again this year. The London runways are also no strangers to Rodrigo`s designs. The British design duo Clements Ribeiro featured a sparkling array of Otazu`s Indian inspired pieces.
November 2005 marked one of Rodrigo`s major accomplishments; the launch of the 5th `Haute Joallerie` diamond collection in cooperation with Gassan Diamonds. Aside from Otazu`s exclusive diamond creations, Rodrigo has branched into a `pret-a-porter` collection of diamonds and gold, and a collection of sterling silver for men and women. The result: an even greater customer base and another international success.
Another recent highlight in Rodrigo's creative career is his complete re-styling of a Nissan car in association with Nissan. Artists such as John Galliano and Yves Saint Laurent preceded him. More recently, Rodrigo was a key designer for Sex and the City 2, was named a Swarovski Atelier designer, and designs for numerous celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Toni Braxton, Kelis, and Paula Abdul, as well as creations for the Victoria Secret fashion show.
Despite all Rodrigo`s achievements, he is still looking for new challenges. Through his unique autograph, Otazu remains one-step ahead, he describes his concept; Why is my jewellery so special? Because they are `me`. Emotion is the power of my creations. That`s why my jewellery is a success: they are pure.