Giuseppe Zanotti was born in San Mauro Pascoli, a small village on the Adriatic Riviera. His strong passion for music, fashion and art drove him towards the world of beauty and accessories in the early Eighties. Enchanted by feet and native to a village of luxury shoemaking tradition, he started his career as a freelance designer working with international luxury fashion houses. The big leap came in 1994 when he decided to take over a small shoemaking company, Vicini spa, and to devote himself to an ambitious project: designing and manufacturing his own shoes. So, with a small workshop employing just a handful of shoe experts he started his challenge with passion and steadfastness. He presented his first woman collection in New York. American customers received his work enthusiastically. Since then, the most prestigious specialty stores worldwide have been carrying Giuseppe Zanotti Design footwear and there are more than 80 flagship stores in the most important fashion capitals of the world, the factory now employs more than 350 skilled workers in 6 production facilities and manufactures over 400,000 pairs of luxury women shoes a year which are considered objects of dream, beauty and seduction. The men’s collection was first launched in the FW 2011-12 season with a focus on sneakers and a year later Giuseppe decided to broaden the offer for men by adding men’s loafers, sandals, boots, bags and other leather goods.