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Photograph by Joseph Saraceno; Styling by Wilson Wong

For many, spending summer in Capri, Italy, is an ideal dream getaway. But for designer Edgardo Osorio, it’s a way of life and a point of inspiration for his women’s footwear line, Aquazurra, which frequently takes cues from exotic locales.

Edgardo Osorio.

His spring collaboration with French wallpaper brand de Gournay was inspired by his recent trip to Rajasthan. “India is wonderful because the culture is so strong,” he says. “Everyone wears these beautiful saris. They all look wonderful and it’s such a feast for the eye with different colours, textures and patterns.”

The shoe collection, which is available exclusively at Holt Renfrew in Canada, will sail the Italian coast this summer, on the feet of his glamazon female friends who he frequently vacations with. “We love theme nights,” he says.

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Aquazurra shoes are adored simultaneously for their comfort and elegance, and recently landed on the little feet of the Duchess of Sussex’s troupe of bridesmaids at the royal wedding in May. “What I love about them is that they are such happy shoes,” he says. “They’re fun, they’re emotional and they’ll make any outfit. Here, Osorio shares what you’ll find on his boat this summer.

1. Aquazurra Loafers and bikini

“I love women so it’s wonderful to see [them] wearing the shoes in different ways, whether it’s to wear something to the beach with a bikini or around town in Mykonos or Capri.”

Aquazurra loafer, $655, Mara Hoffman bikini top, $195, bottoms, $185 at Holt Renfrew (holtrenfrew.com).

2. Swim trunks and a linen shirt

“During the day, I’ll wear swim trunks with a linen shirt – that’s my uniform.”

Frescobol Carioca slim-fitting printed swim shorts, US$195 at Mr. Porter (mrporter.com). Gap standard fit short sleeve shirt in linen-cotton, $54.95 at Gap (gapcanada.com).

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3. Mirrored sunglasses

“I’ve been buying all my sunglasses in Mykonos from Kopajos, a local brand. They’re super cool and I’m obsessed with their mirrored styles. I like that you can only find them there.”

Kopajos “Tussaint” metallic blue sunglasses, €290 through kopajos.com.

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