This week, we found ourselves in Aquazzura’s decadent boutique, located in a vintage townhouse on Albemarle Street. The store combines old school glamour with modern accents (think gold shelves, neon lights and monochrome marble). It’s easy to forget that Edgardo Osorio was only 25 when he launched the footwear brand. By then, he already had 10 years of experience under his belt, working with Salvatore Ferragamo, René Caovilla and Roberto Cavalli. The Aquazzura headquarters may be situated in the heart of Florence, the home of the best craftspeople and shoemakers in the world, but the brand is now globally recognised with boutiques and concessions in over 50 countries.

The brand has become known for contemporary, opulent footwear that is still comfortable. Aquazzura’s signature designs include the “Sexy Thing" booties, the “Belgravia" and “Christy” flats, and the "Wild Thing" Sandals. Osorio also worked with Salvatore Ferragamo on a capsule collection – the only brand Ferragamo has ever worked with in this way. It’s no wonder he has won awards such as "Vivian Infantino Emerging Talent Award" in 2013, Footwear News "Best Designer" in 2015 and the Fashion Footwear Association of New York "Designer of the Year" award.

What are we crazy about? A pair of Flamenco pumps that are decked out in lucky charms, a pair of Kimiyah flats that are adorned with eye-blinding brooches, a pair of Fauna flats for the busiest Queen Bee, a pair of Vika sandals to brighten up the gloomiest of London days, and thigh-high velvet boots we can see Beyoncé rocking on stage.

Scroll through the images above to see them in action!


Naty Abascal X Aquazzura, Flamenco Pumps, £745

Who doesn't love a pair of shoes that make an entrance? We love these black suede pumps that are classic in the front, party in the back. 

Naty Abascal X Aquazzura, Kimiyah Pumps, £675

Born in Seville, Spain, Naty Abascal began her career as a model in the 60s and soon became an international style icon and worked with artists such as Andy Warhol and Salvador Dalì. We love how Osorio captured her essence in these Kimiyah pumps!

Aquazzura is known for iconic flats as much as sky-high heels. What's not to love about these bee embellished velvet crisscross flats? Wear with a shirt dress during the summer and you're good to go. 

Vika Sandals, £500

A play on colours, shapes and cutouts, these Vika sandals are not for the shy wall-flower. Contrast them with a pair of cropped cigarette jeans and a white tee. 

Fauna Boots in Prussian Blue, £1270

The most show-stopping pair have to be these NSFW bee-embellished Fauna boots in blue. Wear with an oversized blazer à la Rihanna. 

All products are available at Aquazzura located on 38 Albemarle St, W1S 4JG.