Be still our beating hearts. Two of our all-time favourite footwear brands have joined forces – cool-girl label Aquazzura, and industry heavyweights Salvatore Ferragamo. And what makes it even more exciting is that the collaboration will be available to buy in the UAE from February.
To celebrate Salvatore Ferragamo’s 100-year anniversary of working in Hollywood (indeed, that’s where Mr F first made his name – putting shoes on the feet of everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Mae West), the Italian brand has joined forces with one of fashion’s brightest sparks, a man, who himself, worked at Ferragamo once upon a time – Edgardo Osorio. The Columbian-born, Miami/ London-raised wonderkid is behind must-have cult label of the moment, Aquazzura, and is also the first designer to ever enjoy having his name used alongside the storied house.
However, much like Salvatore, Edgardo has also enjoyed an equally star-studded fan base since launching his brand in 2011, counting Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyoncé as clients. That’s not to say he isn’t honoured about the exclusive collaboration. “It is an honour to be interpreting Salvatore Ferragamo’s extraordinary design vision for a new generation of woman,” he said. “This collaboration is particularly dear to me as it marks 10 years since I first joined Ferragamo at just 19 years old, my first job in the world of luxury footwear.”
As expected the collaborative collection is fun, vibrant and lust-worthy – everything the two brands embody. The range is inspired by Salvatore Ferragamo’s classics reimagined with rainbow brights and polka dot prints.
“Edgardo’s South American culture and sophisticated design aesthetic encapsulates the Ferragamo lifestyle,” said Ferragamo creative director Massimiliano Giornetti. “This collection is the perfect, modern twist on the true spirit of Salvatore Ferragamo: irony and playfulness, attention to detail, creativity and a touch of eccentricity, combined with the ultimate in comfort and luxury.”
We couldn’t have put it better ourselves. The collection is jaunty, fun and destined to sell out in the blink of an eye. Consider this your pre-warning, and pick up a copy of our February issue for an exclusive interview with both the designers. The perfect pair, one might say. (Sorry).
The Aquazzura x Salvatore Ferragamo will be in Salvatore Ferragamo stores in the UAE this February.