30 Jul Aquazzura
“If The Shoes Fit, Buy Them In Every Colour” – Edgardo Osorio
Born in Colombia and raised between Miami and London, Edgardo Osorio, AQUAZZURA Founder & Creative Director combines his passion for modern design with impeccable luxury craftsmanship to create timeless footwear with a twist. He began his path into the footwear world after attending the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins and working with some of the most prestigious names in the luxury fashion industry from Salvatore Ferragamo to ené Caovilla and Roberto Cavalli. After 10 years in the industry, at just 25 years old, Osorio founded his own luxury footwear brand AQUAZZURA, headquartered in Palazzo Corsini in the heart of Florence, surrounded by the best shoemakers and craftsmen in the world. Since 2011, AQUAZZURA has captivated the world with its colorful designs with uncompromising comfort and craftsmanship, creating an instantly recognizable household name in the world of luxury footwear.
Osorio draws his inspiration from European luxury and tradition, whilst creating shoes that are both sexy and incredibly comfortable that has earned him numerous awards and recognitions such as the ‘Best Accessories Designer of the Year’ award at the Elle Spain’s Style Awards 2014, the Fashion Footwear Association of New York ‘Designer of the Year’ award, the Marie Claire Prix De La Mode ‘Designer of the Year’ award in 2016 and the Harper’s Bazaar Interiors ‘Best Fashion-to-Forniture’ award in 2017. He has also been acclaimed by many top international magazines, with many of his signature designs labeled as “must haves” by the world’s top influencers and fashion press. Now, just seven years since their launch, AQUAZZURA is available at over 300 top retailers of the world in over 58 countries, and gained global recognition as an innovator in the footwear industry, with boutiques in Florence, London, New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Costa Mesa, Moscow, Doha, Dubai, Milan and São Paulo. AQUAZZURA shoes can be seen on the feet of trendsetters, Hollywood stars, European royalty and fashion insiders all around the globe, some including Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow Rihanna Beyoncé, Cate Blanchett and Oprah Winfrey among many other high profile celebrities.