ZANOTTI CELEBRATES: Giuseppe Zanotti continues the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of his luxury footwear label.
After hosting a more intimate dinner at New York’s Waverly Inn restaurant last month, the designer is throwing a party in Ibiza today. Supermodel Karolina Kurkova will be the guest of honor at the event, which will include a cocktail party at the designer’s pop-up store located at the Spanish island’s luxurious Marina Ibiza, followed by a dinner at the exclusive Lio Club.
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Zanotti, who sold a 30 percent stake of his company, Vicini SpA, to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s private equity L Capital last December, is also catering to his loyal customers as part of the celebrations.
After releasing an all-gold shoe limited-edition collection called Jewel in June, the designer is gearing up to launch an additional capsule, called Rock ’n’ Roll, hitting stores in September.
“Rock ’n’ Roll is where this collection begins and ends. My second capsule collection is both a tribute to my 20th anniversary and to rock; an homage to a genre of music that defined an era and influenced fashion,” Zanotti told WWD. “I always say that fashion and music are deeply entwined. This relationship is perfectly epitomized on the cover of vintage rock ’n’ roll magazines. I keep an archive of them that I always refer to and bring with me wherever I go. Rock has a pure and wild soul, a woman who embodies this style feels free and seductive.”
Zanotti will also launch two more capsules by the end of the year.