Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti produces shoes that are meant to seduce. Born in San Mauro Pascoli he was destined to be artistic. He began his career as a DJ working clubs and private parties.
This was not a long term career for he felt passion about something else.
In 1980 he started dabbling in shoe craftsmanship. This caught his attention and he enjoyed the creative process. He began to freelance as a designer.
In 1994 he devoted his time to designing and manufacturing shoes. The company started with 15 employees, jeweler, heel expert and embroider.
Giuseppe opened the first boutique in 2000 the city of Milan. These were the years he was nominated for Designer of the Year. 2007 (which he won) and 2009 for Footwear News Designer of the Year.
Known for the provocative and modern designs by incorporating jewels have become his signature. His attention to detail is beyond approach. Giuseppe Zanotti believes that each part of the shoe makes it flows into a sculpture. If one piece is not right than nothing is right.
Zanotti shoes are made only in Italy for this is the source of perfection for his creations. He sells through 3 lines of design, Giuseppe Zanotti designs, Vicini & Tapect. He has licensed to make shoes under Robert Cavalli, Vera Wang, Dsquared, Blumarine, Proenza Schouler and Thakoun Panichguil.
His shoes are works of art. They are handcrafted from start to finish.
Each pair has a file containing production information, the materials that were used and the manpower. This how pricing is set.
He manufactures over 400,000 pairs of luxury shoes per year.
Giuseppe states, "The design of a shoes is like a piece of music. Each piece is like a note, but all together they create something beautiful or something horrible".
As far as I can tell he has hit every note correctly and accurately. So play on!
Nothing is better than song with lyrics and music that come together completely. These are shoes are masterpieces.