About The Brand
Giuseppe Zanotti was born in San Mauro - Pascoli, Italy. His parents run an ice cream shop in the small seaside town. Just a few kilometres from Fellini's Rimini, which has a long tradition of shoemaking, dating back to the 1930s.
Zanotti is fascinated by the craft industry of his home. "I was born in a town where everyone was sued to the smell of leather," he says. "Since I was a creative boy, I decided to put my talents and ideas into making shoes."
Since he showed his first collection of jewelled footwear in New York City in 1994, Giuseppe Zanotti has enchanted the worlds of fashion and entertainment with his ingenious, elaborate and tirelessly innovative designs. Mixing innocence and rock 'n' roll refinement with sex appeal and a love of the craft.
He started pushing the boundaries with his futuristic aesthetic. Every GZ shoes is a true original, created using time-honoured artisanal techniques that ensure the highest level of quality. Though Zanotti's designs have gone from success to success in the past two decades, expanding globally and incorporating bags, jewellery, men's shoes and ready-to-wear collections.
It's founder's spirit, stay's the same - he is a tireless creativity born out of a love of art, music, design and dedication to providing women & men with the most superlative shoes in the world.