If you’re a trend-setting shoe lover then you must know of the Italian shoe designer, Giuseppe Zanotti. His creations are unique in every sense of the word, making him one of the world’s most well-known designers that celebrities swoon over and now we’re able to purchase these little wonders at Preview stores (Europa Art Group) nationwide.
FOR THE LOVE OF SHOES
Since he showed his first collection of jewelled footwear in New York in 1994, Giuseppe Zanotti has enchanted the world of fashion and entertainment with his ingenious, elaborate and tirelessly innovative designs. Mixing innocence and rock & roll, refinement with sex appeal and a love of craft with a futuristic, boundary pushing aesthetic, every Giuseppe Zanotti shoe is a true original, created using time-honoured artisanal techniques that ensure the highest level of quality. Though Giuseppe Zanotti Design has gone from success to success in the past two decades, expanding globally and incorporating bags, jewellery, men’s shoes and ready-to-wear, its founder’s spirit stays the same – his is a tireless creativity born out of a love of art, music, design, and a dedication to providing women with the most superlative shoes in the world.
Giuseppe Zanotti’s design process centers around sketching each design by hand. But none of these drawings are complete without his distinctive signature, inscribed with a flourish in the heat of the creative moment. The same signature is visible on the final product, and over the 20 years since the foundation of Giuseppe Zanotti Design has become a symbol of the highest quality and most innovative artistry.
In the 1990s, when Giuseppe Zanotti acquired manufacturing facilities in San Mauro Pascoli, Italy, one of the first things he did was to bring in teams of embroiderers to add their expertise to the shoemaking process. It was his innovation to treat shoes like couture, an attitude that persists to this day in every Giuseppe Zanotti Design shoe.
THE BAR BUCKLE
Simple yet utterly impactful, the horizontal metal bar buckle has become a hallmark of Giuseppe Zanotti’s innovation in luxury sneakers. Made from highly polished metal, it adds a glimmer of graphic to the classic sports silhouette. In the collections, the bar buckle motif comes as a single embellishment at the ankle or, for extra armorial attitude, in a pair, with the second buckle mounted across the upper or toe of the sneaker. Inscribed with Giuseppe Zanotti’s own signature, it’s a strident statement, denoting the ultimate in high-end streetwear.
To get your hands on your own pair of GZ Design Shoes which we're totally obsessed with, contact:
Europa Art Group
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