First Look At Giuseppe Zanotti Spring 2016 Shoe Collection

Giuseppe Zanotti has long been enchanted with an idealized version of California dreaming. For spring ’16 he spun this fantasy further for a collection entitled “Rebel Angels.” Presumably, he’s cast himself as a stiletto-wielding Charlie.

With a palm tree and sunset printed backdrop, glitzy looks prevailed. But if you could see past all the blinding bling and embellishment, a real versatility emerged in this tour-de-force collection, despite the gimmicky theme (aren’t they all, after a while?)

A refined midi stiletto shape is not something you expect to see at Zanotti, but with everything from spectator to mirror-metallic upper and sharp pointed toes, it worked well. Ditto a moderate wedge sandal,  with a slim profile and shown in a full color wheel of suedes.

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Giuseppe Zanotti Spring '16 Shoe Collection Giuseppe Zanotti Ashley slides. Courtesy of brand.
Giuseppe Zanotti Spring '16 Shoe Collection Giuseppe Zanotti Eloise sandals. Courtesy of brand.

Show pieces included an open-toe booties with large silver rings linking the top and bottom halves and barb-wore cage heels with ladder-strapping, eye-catching as can be.

His son Riccardo, 20, was also on hand, having recently started dipping his toe into design on a pair of collection sandals with a sporting upper that evoked a high-top sneaker. “I’m starting slowly and just trying to see what I can learn,” he said. If spring ’16 was anything to go by, father Zanotti has a lot share.

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