Aquazzura’s Edgardo Osorio on Fall 22 Collection, Milan Fashion Week – Footwear News
Over its ten years on the shoe scene, Aquazzura has firmly established itself as a supplier of some of the sexiest and most glamorous shoes on the market. Fans have always flocked to founder and creative director Edgardo Osorio’s heels, but lately the brand has ventured into even bigger pop cultural moments, with a few blockbuster movie credits (about Ana de Armas in the James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’, about Lady Gaga in ‘House of Gucci’) joining a steady stream of A-list red carpet cameos: Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Taylor Swift to name a few -ones. Aquazzura heels were even spotted on the shoe queen herself, Sarah Jessica Parker, in the “Sex and the City” reboot, “And Just Like That.”
It was a really good time,” Osorio told FN during his Fall 22 presentation during Milan Fashion Week, referencing some key styles that have popped up on the HBO Max series, including his metallic platform. Sundance Plateau and similar styles, as well as the best-selling, red carpet staple, the crystal-embellished Tequila sandal. “Her stylist (costume designer Molly Rogers) came into the store, she liked the shoes and bought a bunch – then came back for more. We did not reach out. It was just a beautiful beautiful coincidence.
The same goes for “House of Gucci”, the designer having only discovered the shoe cameos while watching the film at the cinema. “I was in New York at the cinema in Chelsea and I was like, ‘Oh my God! That’s another shoe! Because I didn’t know that until I saw the movie,'” Osorio said.
The brand’s Fall 22 collection is equally cinematic. Osorio is no stranger to the trendy jewelry shoe, and this time around it’s come in a few iterations with some smart updates. Highlights include a series of colorful heels in jewel tones such as peridot and fuchsia, with satin straps decorated with baguette crystals as well as oversized emerald-cut Swarovski crystals encrusted in a stacked heel. “It uses crystals, but in a more graphic way,” he said of the Swarovski collaboration.
There were also black and metallic heels with a cascading crystal ankle detail that mimicked vintage chandelier earrings and an extension of her disco ball heel series. Boots also made up about half of the collection, mostly in sleek suede and velvet, including a black velvet ankle boot and ankle boot with crystal lacing from collar to toe.
But the glitzy Fall ’22 shoes are just one of the new collections Osorio will launch for the brand’s tenth anniversary in 2022. The designer is also set to unveil a tableware collection at Salone di Mobile in June, the latest in a series of home and interior focused projects he has been working on for the past few years. After a 2017 collaboration with De Gournay which alone may have helped rekindle a passion for wallpaper in interior design trends, Osorio has also teamed up with Officine Gullo for a kitchen collaboration the year latest, in which the designer used his own new excavations in Venice as a canvas. to explore a new creative medium.
“It’s like a new life. I always like to entertain and I think when you invite someone into your home, it’s really personal, really intimate,” Osorio said. “(Venice has) really had a post-pandemic boom. It’s a wonderful place to draw and work. I always like to escape somewhere by the sea to sketch.
The tabletop collection will be Osorio’s only one, and it suggests expansion for the brand’s years of manufacturing. “It was a love project, but it’s also a time when brands do well when they expand,” he said.