Giuseppe Zanotti comes from San Mauro Pascoli, a small town a few kilometres from Fellini’s Rimini, famous for its long-established shoe manufacturing tradition. In the early Eighties Zanotti was a keen DJ, frequenting eclectic, avant-garde nightspots. Shortly afterwards his natural bent for art, design and fashion led him to follow the prêt-à-porter catwalk shows in Milan and Paris with great interest. But it was his deep-rooted passion for women’s shoes and his fascination with the craft industry he had so admired in his native town that spurred him to take the first big step towards becoming a shoe designer. He has designed shoes for such important brands as Proenza Schouler, Balmain, Thakoon, Christopher Kane, Vera Wang...
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