Speaking of his collaboration with luxury footwear brand Santoni, Marco Zanini said he felt the “need for a small, quality project, rather than a pressure to perform.”

To be sure, the collection was focused and luxurious. “We wanted to expand Santoni’s expertise and excellence to other categories,” explained Zanini, who was previously Schiaparelli’s creative director. He underscored that this was not a total look, but just “an initial nucleus that can be expanded in any direction, also in design.”

The outerwear lineup included a double-breasted, double-faced coat; a beaver coat with technical inserts inside, and a satin duster. Zanini opted for alpaca, exclusive Japanese wools and cottons, camel hair, cashmere, silk satin and treated shearling beaver. Touches of pink, yellow and turquoise lit up shades of classic blue, black, burgundy, camel brown and ink. “These are garments with no expiration date,” he said.

Among the standout shoes, there were sturdy lace-ups and pumps fastened with elastic bands.

Chief executive offer Giuseppe Santoni said the collection responded to the needs of the brand’s customers, who have been requesting an extension into other categories.

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