The Aquazzura Spring/Summer 2018 collection draws its inspiration from a mix of influences including India and the iconic decade of the 90’s.
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 colours 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 minimalism features from the 90’s was also key to the inspiration.
The collection also features Indian jewellery-inspired elements with precious crystals applications, such as the Rendezvous 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 collection also features Indian jewellery-inspired elements.
The fashionable decade of the 90’s 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 white colourways.
The SS18 Collection was inspired by a recent trip to Rajasthan, India.
The collection is available across the UAE at the following locations:
Aquazzura Boutique- Dubai Mall, Fashion Avenue.
Level Shoe District, Dubai Mall.
Harvey Nichols Dubai, Mall Of The Emirates.
Etoile La Boutique, Mall Of the Emirates.
Tryano, Abu Dhabi.