Giuseppe Zan­otti’s works of art

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - FRONT PAGE - By IVY SOON star2@thes­tar.com.my

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

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