This could just be the ultimate party shoe collaboration. Aquazzura’s Edgardo Osorio has teamed up with five of the world’s hottest young female jewelry designers on a one-of-a-kind capsule collection for Net-a-Porter.
Meghan Markle favorite Osorio, ever surrounded by a coterie of international socialites, has tapped Anna Khouri, Anissa Kermiche, Eugenie, Noor Fares and Sabine Getty to realize the project.
“Each girl is not only a designer I admire but a friend and a woman whose style I love,” he said. “Creating each shoe together to connect the world of jewelry and footwear was a fascinating journey. Each shoe is as unique as the women that inspire them.”
The five designers worked closely with Osorio to each create a shoe that embodies their brand’s DNA.
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“We’re always looking for new and original collaborations and collections to offer our customer because there is always a demand for it,” said Net-a-Porter global buying director Elizabeth von der Goltz.
“It was such an organic partnership, as all the jewelry designers are friends with Edgardo, and everyone’s ideas just worked so well,” she added, noting that Net-a-Porter is growing its fine jewelry offering.
That the designers are not only industry leaders but also female, also adds to the project’s frosting, she concluded. “They each have a unique sense of style and point of view, and all of their pieces complement one another.”
Sabine Getty’s signature Memphis Wave motif came executed in crystals across the Perspex strap of a mule. “There is a great similarity between shoes and jewelry. Women have adoration for both,” she said. “It was great fun to be able to explore the world of shoemaking with Edgardo and create something new and original in reference to my jewelry and bring both our worlds together into a very precious and special shoe.”
Venyx World by Eugenie Niarchos
Known for her fusion of classical and contemporary, Niarchos’ soaring platform shouts ’70s disco. “I love to mix and match gold and silver both in what I wear and accessories,” she said. “The shoe combines these two metallic shades. The star detail is a sign of good luck for happy bejeweled party feet.”
The designer translated her Mirian bracelet into a glittering embellishment on an architectural kitten heel pump. “As a jewelry designer, you must find a way to accentuate the natural elegance of what are arguably the most beautiful materials found on earth,” she said. “The work should have an eternal quality.”
The only designer to turn her hand to a bottine, the jeweled block heel on Fares’ sock boot is art deco-inspired. “It’s been a great experience where I have learnt how to channel my creative process into a different art form,” she said.
These geometric heels riff off Kermiche’s signature Rondeur Triple gold and pearl hoop earrings. No surprise that she trained as an engineer before launching her fine jewelry label in 2016. “Designing shoes was a dream I hadn’t explored yet,” she said. “Working with Edgardo Osorio, who I admired and followed for many years, was a chance of a lifetime.”
The capsule launches Nov. 23 on Net-a-Porter.