Born in Colombia and raised between Miami and London, Edgardo Osorio combines his eye for dropdead glamour, his passion for modern design, and his hand for highluxe craft into desirable footwear.
After attending the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins, he made his first strides in the footwear world with the most prestigious luxury brands such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Sigerson Morrison, René Caovilla, and Roberto Cavalli. In 2011 after working in the industry for 10 years, he launched the luxury footwear brand Aquazzura.
Striking the perfect balance between modern design and impeccable craftsmanship, Edgardo wanted to create stylish yet wearable footwear for the modern woman. Aquazzura mixes a refined European aesthetics with modern American sensibility and Latin flair. He draws his inspiration from the European tradition of high craft and luxury while creating modern shoes that are both sexy and incredibly comfortable, winning him awards such as Footwear News’ “Vivian Infantino Emerging Talent Award” in 2013 and Elle Spain’s Elle Style Awards as the 2014 “BestAccessories Designer of the Year”.
Edgardo’s studio is situated in the historical Palazzo Corsini along with the recently opened flagship store. This strategic location is along the Arno River in the heart of Florence and close to the best shoemakers and craftspeople in the world.
In three years, Aquazzura has become available in 45 countries in the top retailers around the world and has gained global recognition as an innovator in the Footwear Industry.
Aquazzura shoes can be seen on the feet of trendsetters, European royalty and fashion insiders around the globe. Coveted by many fashion-forward women, the “Sexy Thing” bootie has already been claimed a “Must Have” shoe by the influential fashion press. Edgardo Osorio has been featured in numerous international magazines and recently was cover story in Harpers Bazaar UK as the New Hottest Shoe Designer.