On 25 February 2011, Italian designer and producer of glam-glitzy shoes Giuseppe Zanotti (shops in Dubai, Beverly Hills...) presented the new fall/winter 2011/12 collection during the Milan Fashion Week. Since last year, Guiseppe Zanotti has an own sneaker-line (you can see an example on the picture right in neon-color and animal print).
Giuseppe Zanotti worked as DJ before he started in the 1980s to design women's shoes, in the 90s he founded his own label and bought the Vicini shoe factory. Zanotti is still addicted to music which is one of his inspiring sources. He is also known for his clientele from the biz. Guiseppe Zanotti's shoes can be seen in music videos of Rihanna, Alicia Keys, or are worn by Lady Gaga. In the video below, he is asked about his collaboration with Kanye West.
fig. right: Designer/producer Giuseppe Zanotti beside his guest Anja Rubick at the Vicini presentation during Milan Fashion Week on 25 February 2011 in Italy. Photo: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for Vicini; (C) 2011 Getty Images.
fig. left: Black leather boot with reptile stamp by Guiseppe Zanotti, FW2011/12. Photo:
Video: The portrait of Guiseppe Zanotti was filmed by the webzine 'The New Yooxer' (belongs to the YOOX group) in the Milan showroom of the designer, posted in March 2010.