Alexandre Vauthier is pleased to announce the trademark license partnership with Italian luxury footwear designer Giuseppe Zanotti, for the design, production and wholesale distribution of his footwear collection. The footwear designer is well known for his signature jeweled, sculptural heels as well as his fashion forward sneakers. With over 30 years of industry experience, Mr. Zanotti has collaborated with the most esteemed fashion houses, along with the world’s most iconic celebrities.
The partnership began when they met and found their aesthetics were a natural fit: they share a love of conceptual design, technical expertise, and a commitment to their loyal clientele. The Fall/Winter 2021 collection, the inaugural collection with Mr. Zanotti, draws inspiration from the Vauthier runway and the brand DNA. Bold, confident, and feminine, these unique designs create glamorous moments reminiscent of the 70’s and 80’s nightlife and delivers the definition of the modern Parisian women.
“For this collaboration I wanted to create a very distinctive selection of footwear that felt like a natural extension of my collection and also which complements the confident personalities of the Alexandre Vauthier woman. The women who wear my collections around the world are both sensual and powerful and this collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti was made for these bold and inspiring women. Giuseppe understood this perfectly and together we took distinctive details of my couture collection and interpreted them into this footwear collection.” - Alexandre Vauthier
“Working with Alexandre has felt very natural; right from the beginning I’ve realized we speak to the same woman with our work and I believe you’ll see this energy running from the clothes to the shoes and vice versa.” - Giuseppe Zanotti
The collection, which comprises of around 90 signature styles, including some of the iconic Vauthier designs and brand new styles such as evening sandals and platforms, daytime flats, booties, and biker boots to name a few, will be produced within the Giuseppe Zanotti Italian production facilities and will be sold through the brand’s Milan and New York showrooms.
The precollection will be shown to international key clients starting December 6th in Milan and December 7th in New York and it will hit the stores from May 2021.