Giuseppe Zanotti was born in San Mauro Pascoli, a small village on the Adriatic Riviera, a few kilometers away from Fellini’s Rimini. His strong passion for music, fashion and art drives 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 starts his career as a freelance designer working with fashion Maisons like Valentino, Thierry Mugler, Missoni, Dior, Roberto Cavalli, Ferré until today, with Balmain, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon, Christopher Kaine and Delfina Delettrez. The big leap, however, comes in 1994 when he decides to take over a small shoemaking company and devote to an ambitious project: designing and manufacturing his own shoes. Today, the collections are sold through the New York and Milan showrooms and there are more than 50 flagship stores all over the world.