Giuseppe Zanotti’s works of art
Giuseppe Zanotti’s designs are fanciful and flamboyant, and they are always works of art.
THERE is a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation as guests made their way to the Giuseppe Zanotti showroom to view the designer’s Autumn/Winter collection during the Milan Fashion Week earlier this year.
It’s easy to be captivated as Zanotti’s footwear and accessories collection embody an intensity and eclecticism that is so lush and magnetic.
There are gem-encrusted flats, super-high heels made from the most gorgeous materials, booties with metallic stiletto heels, sneakers that are both luxurious and playful.
Then, there is the riot of psychedelic colours – from neon blues to mustard yellows.
It’s a very visual collection, one that revives the graphic and piquant world of the late 70s to the early 80s.
Zanotti grew up in San Mauro Pascoli, an Italian town with a long tradition in shoemaking. He began as a design apprentice before making his high fashion debut at Christian Dior. He has worked with designers such as Roberto Cavalli, Missoni and Vera Wang.
In 1994, Zanotti set up his own line; his shoes and assessories are worn by Hollywood A-listers.
The challenge for Zanotti is always to create something new and different every season, and he is always thinking of translating his ideas and inspirations in fresh ways – such as