Giuseppe Zanotti founded his eponymous luxury shoe brand in 1994. Still unknown to the general public, the Italian designer presented his first collection at the Plaza Hotel in New York. His original aesthetics, based on jewelryshoes, immediately caught the industry’s attention. In the 2000s, the brand grew extensively by opening stores all around the world. But the designer did not expand his business to jewelry until 2010. He then launched a men's line in 2012 and a ready-to-wear capsule collection in 2014.
Giuseppe Zanotti, who was born in Italy in 1957, has always been surrounded by fashion as he lived only a few kilometers from Rimini, famous for its handcrafted shoes. He began working in fashion in 1981 as an independent designer for several studios during the day. During the night, he worked as a DJ. He then bought a workshop, where he could finally produce his own designs. In 1994, he presented his first shoe collection, which quickly met with success.