Two iconic shoe labels have come together for one super-fun capsule collection. Salvatore Ferragamo and Aquazzura’s Edgardo Osorio tell IAN LEE all about the collab.
Salvatore Ferragamo’s creative director Massimiliano Giornetti (left) with Aquazzura’s founding designer Edgardo Osorio. The latter is known for his super-comfy and sexy strappy sandals.
How the collab came about
“I worked at Ferragamo about 10 years ago. We kept in touch over the years, and the Ferragamo family called and asked if I’d do something special for them. We live close by in Florence and we have a wonderful relationship,” says Edgardo.
Rainbow Sand leather sandals, $2,090.
The pair edgardo would give his mum is…
“… the sandals with rainbow-hued stones. She loves shoes, and I’m sure she’d love this pair.”
Claire patent leather flats, $1,190, and Claire cork flats (price unavailable).
The design process
“I went to the archives and saw Ferragamo shoes from between the ’30s and the ’60s. There were so many ideas that it was hard to choose just one style. I decided to focus on the shoes that stuck in my mind – like a pair of rainbow wedges that really showed off Salvatore Ferragamo’s creative spirit and use of colours. I also used polka dots, which he used through the years on all kinds of shoes,” says Edgardo.
Connie cork sandals (price unavailable).
The shoes are named after stars who inspire edgardo
“Angie is named after (actress) Angelica Huston, Claire is inspired by my friend (and boutique owner) Claire Distenfeld, Amber is for (model and actress) Amber Valletta, Zoe’s named after (actress) Zoe Saldana and Liz is for (late actress) Elizabeth Taylor.”
Dream suede and leather sandals with feathers, $1,890.
Fave pair is…
“… the feathered sandals. They’re inspired by a pair Ferragamo designed in the ’50s for a movie. All the feathers are hand-applied and they’re sensual and delicate. I think that an LBD is all you need with these shoes.”
What makes comfy heels?
“They need to fit well, the material needs to feel good, and you must be able to walk well in them,” says Edgardo.
It’s totally okay to wear flats to a party
“I love the idea of wearing flats in the evening – not all women wear stilettos. I like a cocktail dress worn with flats and lots of jewellery,” says Edgardo.