Aquazzura Founder and Creative Director, Edgardo Osorio, is a busy man. Ever since his stylish yet comfortable shoes became the go-to footwear for fashionable women around the world he’s been moving at a mile a minute. And just before the Easter Weekend Osorio jetted into London to open an Aquazzura pop-up at Harrods.
The Aquazzura Christy flat is a modern classic (admit it: you either own a pair of have some high street dupes in your closet), so it’s no surprise that Harrods have dedicated an entire section of their Shoe Heaven to the covetable design.
Whilst he was in town we had a chance to catch up with Osorio and get to know him a little better. Here’s what he had to say about style, comfort and sex appeal…
I design for a woman who… Loves to travel, has a taste for beautiful things and wants to enjoy life – which is where the comfort factor comes in. I want women to be able to walk in my shoes all day and feel great, instead of changing several times a day because they can’t walk in their shoes.
The sexiest thing a woman can wear is… Her smile.
You’ll find golden pineapples on the soles of Aquazzura shoes because… In some cultures it’s believed that pineapples bring good fortune, so I loved the idea that you have a lucky charm with you on the sole of you shoes.
The “Christy” has become a modern classic because… They are sophisticated flats. You can wear them from day to night and be chic but comfortable at the same time.
The perfect pair of heels should be… Comfortable and sexy at the same time.
Inspiration for the Spring/Summer 2016 collection came from… The flavours and costumes of South America – the region where I was born. It’s explored in a sophisticated way, a way that my Aquazzura girl would wear.
The one style of shoe every woman should own is… The Sexy Thing Bootie. It very much embodies what my brand is all about – very sexy, very modern and clean but comfortable. It’s the idea of a super versatile shoe that you can wear in the summer or winter. And it’s so comfortable too. It’s like wearing nothing and it fits like a glove!
My favourite song to dance to is… “Shooting stars” by Bag Raiders.
The most beautiful place in the world is… Capri Island.
My idea of perfect happiness is… Seaside and the people I love.
SHOP THE AQUAZZURA CHRISTY SHOE:
The Aquazzura “Christy” pop-up can be found at the Harrods Shoe Heaven on the Fifth Floor until May this year, offering a rainbow of colours. Shop the collection online here. Images courtesy of Harrods.