Aquazzura’s Spring ’17 Shoes Take Cues From Amazonian and African Tribes 

Edgardo Osorio loves a good theme.

On Friday evening at Paris Fashion Week, the designer feted his collaboration with Naty Abascal at a festive Spanish dinner party — complete with flamenco dancers, hand-painted tables from Seville and a lush garden landscape.

Today, he generated more buzz at another major event — his spring ’17 presentation — which centered around an “eccentric jungle” theme, the same inspiration for his recent 30th birthday party.

Aquazzura Spring '17 Shoes
Aquazzura spring ’17 collection.
CREDIT: REX Shutterstock.

The designer said he took cues from Amazonian and African tribes and was eager to explore all different kinds of embellishment. “More is more. People really [crave] something special. No one needs anything; they have to want it,” said Osorio, who is known for being over the top at times. (The designer even rented a stuffed African lion, which had died of natural causes, for the showing.)

This season, the designer focused heavily on the idea of statement flats, embellished in snakeskin, tribal prints, silk and plenty of ornaments, including feathers, intricate beading and flowers. “We do high heels and people know us for that, but the idea of wearing a flat from day to night feels special,” Osorio said.

Aquazzura Spring '17 Shoes
Aquazzura spring ’17 collection.
CREDIT: REX Shutterstock.

Coral and linen were also mixed together to create standout sandal styles, while a tropical theme was woven throughout.

“People want fashion from us, whereas they might buy core styles from other designers,” Osorio said.

Aquazzura Spring '17 Shoes
Aquazzura spring ’17 collection.
CREDIT: REX Shutterstock.

For more from the spring ’17 collection, click through the slideshow.

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