Aquazzura Designer Edgardo Osorio Talks Insta-Travel, Gigi Hadid And The Importance Of Good Pom Poms

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  • 'Fun shoes are the best shoes,' he says.

    Aquazzura has launched a new season pop-up in Harrods Shoe Heaven and, to celebrate the news, we spoke to Founder and Creative Director Edgardo Osorio about what’s inspiring him for SS16, his best style advice and who is on his dream celebrity client list.

    Edgardo, tell us about the new collection?
    ‘This season it’s all about summer destinations and summer holidays. I read an article recently about people and travel, and it said the average person travels 20 times a year. I’m big on Instagram and I’ve noticed that our girls are travelling everywhere around the world. She picks and collects things as she goes and makes them her own. I took inspiration from that.’

    Which countries did you take the most inspiration from?
    ‘Mexico, Greece and Turkey. I’ve been to all of these countries several times and I adore them, but it’s always a melting pot. It’s a mix of everything I see.’

    Which pair of your shoes should every woman have in her wardrobe?

    ‘A Christy Flat, of course. It’s very of the moment. Women are so active nowadays, I think you need a shoe that runs around like you do. You can wear it from day to night, with jeans and a t-shirt or a cocktail dress. It’s sexy and comfortable. Either that or my Sexy Thing Bootie. I’ve seen it worn on the red carpet by Gigi Hadid with a Tom Ford dress or you can wear it with jeans and a T-shirt – it’s that versatile. And it’s so comfortable because it’s made of cashmere suede so when you slip it on it’s like wearing a glove. It’s probably the most comfortable high heel you could possibly own.’ 

    Which celebrity would you most like to see wearing your designs?
    ‘I think every celebrity that I love wears my shoes. I’m a particular fan of Julianne Moore and I adore Jennifer Lawrence. There are so many beautiful women. I love Poppy Delevingne of course, I even made a collection with her.’

    Any style advice for wearing your shoes?
    ‘I think anything goes, have fun with it. What I always say to people is dress from the feet up. If you don’t normally wear colour, try some colour on your feet, it’s the place I think you can have fun and update your outfit. You can wear a beautiful black dress that you’ve maybe had for years but if you wear a fun shoe you can completely change it. Wear something different, something sexy, something strappy or something with pom poms.’ 

    Which style of shoe should every woman own?

    ‘I love to see a woman in a sexy strappy sandal no matter what. It just looks beautiful.’ 

    The Aquazzura SS16 collection is available in store and online at

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