An exciting interview this week with one of my top favorite shoe designers… Mr Giuseppe Zanotti! Zanotti was recently in Dubai to celebrate his Middle East expansion with outlets in the UAE, Lebanon, Kuwait & Qatar. He had an in-store party at the Dubai Mall boutique on Fashion Avenue where he signed shoes for guests and took photos. My mom had tea with the lovely Giuseppe the day before – check out the images above and the interview below.
How was your Dubai visit?
My visit in Dubaï was excellent. I enjoy it a lot, meet wonderful persons and would like to come back as soon as possible.
When did you know you wanted to design shoes?
Since I saw a pair of shoes of my mother she used to have. I found that as a very interesting object in which I wanted to develop different ways of creation.
Any plans to expand into apparel or other accessories?
I already expand my shoes line first with sneakers and then by a jewelry collection since few seasons now. I enjoy this aspect of creation in these categories of product, it is very exciting.
Do you read fashion blogs?
Of course, all my press team send me some very interesting articles from different blogs from all over the world.
Favorite place to eat? Zuma Dubaï
Favorite place to pamper yourself? Anywhere by the beach.
Favorite place to shop? New York
Favorite place to party? Paris