PRINTS PLEASE: “I’m obsessed with interiors,” said Edgardo Osorio, creative director and founder of Aquazzura, during a cocktail at the Matchesfashion.com townhouse in London’s Marylebone on Thursday evening.
He was referring to the whimsical, hand-painted wallpaper featuring tropical plants, trees, birds and animals by the interiors firm de Gournay. The paper was cast onto chic Shoji screen panels rather than the walls.
The event marked the collaboration between the retailer, de Gournay and the footwear brand on a shoe range. It was hosted by Matchesfashion.com co-founders Ruth and Tom Chapman, de Gournay director Rachel Cecil Gurney and Arizona Muse. Guests included Emilia Wickstead, Tania Fares and Jasmine Guinness.
The collection launched exclusively on the retailer’s website with five styles: Loafers, slides, flats, pumps and mules — all of which were adorned in a pink tropical pattern.
“It was quite a complicated process, using a wallpaper and adapting it to shoes,” said Osorio. “It took us a very long time and was a long process, but the final effect was amazing. The print that I used from de Gournay was called the Amazonia. It’s a jungle print — but in pink.”
Osorio has decorated his home studio with pink, floral de Gournay wallpaper. “I loved the
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