December 25, 2010

Osborn Design

In 2009, Aaron Osborn and Carla Venticinque founded Osborn Design. Aaron graduated from RISD and Carla from Tyler School of Art. Osoborn Design was started as a way for them to revive Guatemala while exhibiting their creative talent. Inspiration for their vibrant shoes came from the textiles commonly worn by Guatemalan women. Each of the designs are hand-crafted and screen printed by Aaron and Carla. The shoes are vegan and are hand-crafted by artisanal cobblers in Guatemala, thus, the quality is phenomenal. Each shoe is even signed by the maker, bringing another sense of uniqueness and added quality. With high-quality comes a price with each pair ranging from about $98-$185, though some sale pairs are as low as $70.

I've been a huge fan of these bright and fun oxfords and booties for a while now. Hopefully I'll be able to get a pair in the new year. Hope you all had a merry Christmas!

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