One of the world’s most respected shoemaker, Giuseppe Zanotti, started his footwear company in 1994, His designs are instantly recognisable in the fashion scene for his embellished stiletto and use of vivid colours.
Zanotti grew up in San Mauro Pascoli, a city in Italy famous for shoe making. He initially wanted to be a DJ until his career at a local radio station fell through and decided to make shoes. He learned shoe making skills from a group of local craftsmen and was as a freelance shoe designer for different fashion brands including Valentino.
In 1996, he acquired a small shoe company and launched his brand. Business grew and his signature bejeweled footwear became popular. His glamorous heels are worn by celebrities like Beyoncé and Rhianna.
Zanotti opened his first flagship store in Hong Kong in 2009 and offers shoes for men and women.