The AQUAZZURA Spring/Summer 2018 collection draws its inspiration from a mix of influences including India and the iconic decade of the ‘90s.
The most impactful inspirations come from a trip to Rajasthan that Edgardo Osorio – creative director and founder of AQUAZZURA – did over the New Year, where he fell in love with the precious embroideries, the textures and the vivid colors of the Country’s traditional saris.
The vibrant shades, with a focus on pink and yellow and featuring across various styles, are reminiscent of the unique street festivals, while the Jaipur Pumps and Sandals are enriched with small embroidered mirrors, so apparent in the Indian style.
The collection also features Indian jewellry – inspired elements with precious crystals applications, such as the Rendez Vous styles inspired by the famous Indian gold bangles, and the Gem Palace Mule and Sandal, inspired by the Maharanis of Rajasthan.
The native flowers of the Indian palace gardens Edgardo visited inspired floral patterns and have been re-interpreted through linen fabrics with suede in the Lily of The Valley Sandal, while delicate silk is used in the hand-woven pom-poms of the Lotus Blossom Mule and Sandal 105.
The fashionable decade of the ‘90s also strongly influenced Osorio’s aesthetic for his SS18 collection.
With their minimalism, they are represented in shoes featuring pastel shades and kitten heels, sling backs and mules, and in metallic details and the white colorway.
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