I would proudly call de Gournay one of my most favourite design house and you would keep reading about the brand again and again on my website. Its exclusive collaborations with all the top-notch brands in their own league, not only make the brand stronger each time, but together they all launch collections with unmatchable distinctive designs.
This post is about when the Italian luxury shoe brand Aquazzura by Edgardo Osorio and the remarkable de Gournay teamed up for an exclusive shoes and wallpaper collection for http://www.matchesfashion.com/intl/ .
- THE WALLPAPER COLLECTION
Over the course of several meetings, the idea for a line of shoes bearing the print of a unique, hand painted ‘de Gournay for Aquazzura’ artwork took form. The partnership expanded to use the same custom, Tropical Chinoiserie motif – the ‘Amazonia’ design – for a full scale installation within the new Aquazzura premises in Milan: a hand painted rainforest within in the heart of the city.‘Amazonia’ references several of de Gournay’s own collections, in addition to diverse source material collated by Osorio: including 19th century botanical illustrations and the florid artworks of painter Juan Gatti. Against an exquisite pink ground of antiqued painted silk, inspired by tones upon the Palazzo walls of Aquazzura’s Florentine headquarters, a dazzling array of flora and fauna are depicted amidst verdant palms and banana leaf plants. Toucan’s, Lovebirds, Parrots and Macaws fill the branches alongside jewel toned serpents, decorative butterflies and swinging monkeys – a scene of intricate splendour rendered entirely by hand. This is Osorio’s own living room in his mansion, symbolic of a happy team up spirit by both the remarkably known luxury design brands.
The hand painted ‘Amazonia’ Chinoiserie wallpaper created by Aquazurra and de Gournay is available from de Gournay showrooms worldwide from £ 1,400 per panel.
- THE SHOE COLLECTION
Below is the shoe collection from the collaboration, with motifs hand embroidered by their excellent artisans.
Embroidered Flats, Price: Around 36ooo/- INR Embroidered Loafers, Price: Around 28000/- INREmbroidered Mules, Price: Around 35000/- INR Embroidered Pumps, Price: Around 35000/- INR
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