Event date: April 18, 3-5pm
You’re invited to meet Aquazzura Creative Director Edgardo Osorio and enjoy an on-the-spot, personal sketch of your purchase from the Spring 2018 collection, only at Holt Renfrew.
Discover the designer label that is seen on the feet of trendsetters, Hollywood stars, European royalty and fashion insiders all around the globe like: Julianne Moore, Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Rihanna, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Beyoncé and Kendall Jenner.
ABOUT 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.
After attending the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins, he made his first step into the footwear world working with some of the most prestigious luxury brands such as Salvatore Ferragamo, René Caovilla, and Roberto Cavalli. In 2011, after 10 years in the industry and at just 25 years old, he launched his luxury footwear brand AQUAZZURA, whose headquarters are situated at Palazzo Corsini, in the heart of Florence, surrounded by the best shoemakers and craftsmen in the world.
Osorio draws his inspiration from European luxury and tradition, whilst creating shoes that are both sexy and incredibly comfortable, earning him recognitions such as the ‘Vivian Infantino Emerging Talent’ award in 2013, the ‘Best Accessories Designer of the Year’ award at the Elle Spain’s Style Awards 2014, the Footwear News ‘Best Designer of 2015’ award and, most recently, 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.
Edgardo Osorio has been featured in numerous, top international magazines and some of his signature designs – such as the “Sexy Thing 105”, the “Wild Thing 105”, the “Christy Flat” and, most recently, the “Powder Puff” styles – have been claimed as ‘must-have’ shoes by top influencers and fashion press worldwide.
After just seven years, 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 soon in São Paulo.
In addition to his iconic seasonal collections, Osorio has also collaborated with renowned influencers including Olivia Palermo, Poppy Delevingne and Claudia Schiffer, as well with brands like Salvatore Ferragamo and de Gournay, with whom he launched exclusive capsule collections.
AQUAZZURA shoes can be seen on the feet of trendsetters, Hollywood stars, European royalty and fashion insiders all around the globe, from Julianne Moore to Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow to Nicole Kidman, Rihanna to Beyoncé, and Amal Clooney to Meghan Markle among many other high profile celebrities.