The Giuseppe Zanotti Spring/Summer 2018 collection conjures up the creative atmosphere of the ’90s, a period of instinctive experimentation in which various trend elements were broken down without following the rule book. The result was a style which was seemingly deconstructed but deliberate.
The season unfolds around the philosophy of opposites: distressed effects, scuba fabrics and neon vibrations are blended together in an unexpected clash of techniques. The detailing and materials provide a new take on luxury craftsmanship with a casual, contemporary spirit, which introduces the alternative concept of “eclectic sophistication”.
The season’s key styles include the « REFLECT » denim loafer and the « ARDELL » biker boot, both modern versions of classic uniforms worn by the musical icons of the ’90s. Distinctly bleached washes, inner finishes in leather and carefully crafted tears reveal a sartorial approach to the footwear collection, which is lit up by mosaics of glimmering mirror fragments.
This theme of light finds its fullest form of expression in the weightless proportions of the “MATT” desert boot in soft textured leather with neon trim, borrowed from the signs of Miami Boulevard, and in the “TIM” deck shoe in digital print leather with an embossed logo.
Research, innovation and practicality are featured in the new sneaker styles with exceptionally comfortable, supple silhouettes resembling a second skin. The techno-neoprene is enhanced by a 3D rubber finish and metal logo for the sporty “CORY” style.
The “MARLE” luxury slip-on espadrille is embellished with black crystals giving a nod to Giuseppe Zanotti’s signature red carpet style. The camouflage print adds movement to the light scuba fabric, with added elasticity. The “KIAN” jacket with metal macro zips and the shark tooth pendant makes a statement when teamed with the multistrap “DARIN” sandal, or the “ROSS” sneaker for a paired-down take on glamour.
The iconic Giuseppe Zanotti couture sneakers reiterate the signature double-zip detailing and simultaneously deconstruct it in the new “CLIFFORD” style, split on the ankle with a single zip, which exposes cut-out effects. The distinct decorative trend synonymous with the ’90s is revived in the new metal strap details of the “ARCHER HIGH” style, inspired by the watch straps of the decade.
The urban “MACK” rucksack, produced in technical materials, is the perfect 24/7 accessory for travel and active city life.
Inspired by the agile world of cycling, the two-tone black and neon blue pack merges practicality and style with its multiple-zip compartments, top handle and adjustable straps, combining the concepts of utmost organisation and ultra-light structure.