"The way the shoe is crafted is essential for its success, without the skills of the shoemaker the collection can never take form." Giuseppe Zanotti
Giuseppe Zanotti was born in San Mauro Pascoli, on the Adriatic coast of Italy. He worked as a design apprentice before becoming a footwear designer, and in 1994 struck out on his own.
Zanotti opened his first boutique in Milan in 2000, and soon opened more in fashion capitals around the world. In addition to his own line, Zanotti has consulted on shoe lines for major clothing designers. Zanotti's shoes are often inspired by art and music, which he translates into style. His shoes are known for their marriage of fine craftsmanship to designs in tune with today's high fashion.