A COMBINATION OF LUXURY AND SOPHISTICATION
Designer Giuseppe Zanotti draws inspiration in the refined individualism of the world’s most iconic nightspots from Le Palace Club de Paris to New York’s Danceteria, pulsing an utterly free and bold style for his Women’s Fall-Winter 2016 collection. Taking his cue from these spots, Zanotti crafts an energized line-up of dazzling heels, modern sneakers, clean-lined bags, embellished ready-to-wear pieces and statement jewellery pieces that exude the feel of colour blocking with a minimalist approach.
Beginning with a series of elegantly detailed stilettos, Zanotti’s couture-like embellishments reach new levels of sophistication. Artfully placed crystals create a modern day floral relief pattern across the straps of cut-out suede heels and a perfectly crafted open-toe sling-back expresses refined strength thanks to its crystal toe band. New proportions reveal a thoroughly contemporary style.
An original rounder toe defines the entire collection which include richly textured lace-up booties in velvet with metal buckle details, sensual velvet Mary Janes with a noteworthy higher ankle strap and the season’s over-the-knee boots, cut in a suede as supple as gloves.
Sneakers marry ease with design. Crafted with a much lighter sole and cleaner surface, the new mid-top model boasts understated gold accents, while a thick-soled, leather zip-up style trimmed in fur is a stylish hybrid for wintery days.
The fall collection’s curated approach to ready-to-wear is the answer to the ever-increasing desire for truly special pieces. Androgynous, fluid bombers in a mix of leathers, suedes and silks take centre stage. A standout is the silk and leather zip-up jacket with an intricately embroidered phoenix on the suede back.
Temples of excess and personal style, these clubs and the wildly creative kids who frequented them introduced the world to a contemporary new form of expression: colorful, exuberant, ornate and individualistic. Taking his cue from these magical spaces, designer Giuseppe Zanotti crafts an energized collection.
For the new Fall Winter collection, the designer uses the bold colors, rich details and street glamour of club culture as inventive design fodder, peppering those essential elements with modern twists on signature symbols. Glossy patent leather, smooth velvet, metal accents and colorful embellishments are just a few of the design themes woven throughout the collection.
Sneakers – especially mid-tops – make a strong showing for fall. Some styles are cut in sleek patent leather and suede, while others are accented with either micro studs or oversized Velcro tabs. “The Runner,” a new lightweight sneaker, features a graphic 3-D texture crafted from a special tech material.
Formal shoes find new verve and modern refinement in both round and square toe styles that channel a retro glam. Lace-ups are accented with contrast topstitching and cut in smooth velvet.