Giuseppe Zanotti Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2015 Milan
Guiseppe Zanotti will be celebrating twenty years of work this year, and more than ever, his glamorous vision of footwear sprang alive in his spring-summer 2015 collection. A celebratory taste of his hits over the years featured prominently at the entrance.
Throughout the summer season, Zanotti references ethnic elements, no doubt celebrating the adornments beloved by cultures the world over, and influenced by the melting pot of music festivals. From Morrocco - also lending, its backless slipper shape - and its metalwork, to beloved boho, to tropical flora and fauna.
For his ready-to-wear, still a relatively novel addition to his creative arsenal in this expanded range, the combination of leather and his inspiration were in perfect synch.
Think fringed second skin jackets, fringed vests and leather shorts, matching the Western boots declensions, distilled on footwear from sultry thigh-highs to sensible slip-ons, all with the style's trademark buckle reprised in catchy - and sometimes unexpected - manners. Cowboy boots reinvented as a low boot had "seasonal must have" stamped all over them.
And although he is best known for the sculptural footwear adored by the red carpet and high heel afficionados, it would be doing him an injustice to forget that he does have sensible footwear, if by sensible one means lower heights or flats designed in stylish continuity. To wit, one of his most striking pieces of the season, a stiletto sandal adorned with large black blooms had its flat counterpart, similarly florishing.
Further on, his men's footwear was also on display, a reminder of the integral Americana that inspired the Italian designer.