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Giuseppe Zanotti was born in San Mauro Pascoli, an Adriatic town with a long tradition in shoemaking. He has worked in luxury footwear for women for over twenty years, beginning as a design apprentice before making a name for himself as a footwear designer for Italian and international companies. What makes his collections unique is their consummate synthesis of design awareness and quality: "design awareness keeps you up to speed with the major trends that, season after season, dominate the worlds of ready to wear and haute couture; and it's also important for building up a repertory of ideas and images taken from music videos, from art, the cinema, from design, in short from everything which reflects changing fashions," explains Zanotti. "Technique and taste work in a reciprocal relationship, allowing all these ideas to come together." Zanotti is clearly a designer with an exceptionally refined sensibility, a man whose tastes are as international in their outlook as his personality is unique.