Giuseppe Zanottia

Giuseppe Zanotti is an Italian shoe designer with retail brand in the same name. In 1994, Zanotti took over a small shoemaking company, the Vicini shoe factory, and devoted his time to designing and manufacturing his own shoes. With a small workshop employing 15 people, including a jeweler, a heel and tree expert and an embroiderer, he started work on his first collection. Today, more than 350 skilled people work at his company, which manufactures over 400,000 pairs of luxury men and women’s shoes. In 2000, Zanotti opened his first boutique in Milan. Further boutiques were opened in New York City, Paris, London, Moscow, Dubai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing etc., reaching fifty stores globally. He has designed shoes for such brands as Balmain, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon Panichgul, Christopher Kane, Delfina Delettrez, and Vera Wang