NEW YORK, NY December 4, 2014 – Giuseppe Zanotti is pleased to announce that he has been honored as Footwear News’ 2014 Designer of the Year. Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo, a close friend and longtime supporter, presented the award during the publication’s annual ceremony at The IAC Building on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Mr. Zanotti receives Designer of the Year for the fourth time, previously winning in 2000, 2007 and 2009. This award is particularly monumental as 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Italian designer’s label. The Footwear News Achievement Awards have been recognizing excellence for almost 30 years. The publication is an authority in fashion and pays homage to the industry’s best designers, retailers, and icons with the most prestigious award in the business.
About Giuseppe Zanotti Design
Established in 1994, Giuseppe Zanotti Design is a world–renowned, award-winning luxury accessories brand. Located in the designer’s hometown of San Mauro Pascoli, the company is deeply rooted in the Italian tradition of fine craftsmanship. The label’s uncompromising commitment to excellence and innovative design has set an industry precedent. The exclusive collection includes elegant footwear, sneakers, bags, jewelry, accessories, and limited edition ready-to-wear for both women and men. Giuseppe Zanotti Design uses a vertically integrated business model with five fully owned production facilities in Italy’s most prestigious shoe making districts. Business continues to flourish and expand globally with over 91 flagship stores, seven press offices, and three showrooms. The company is home to over 550 employees worldwide.