The Giuseppe Zanotti Homme Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is inspired by the evolution of the postmodern hipster community. Social networking, image sharing, and music streaming have generated a new fashion for the urban culture. The style is an electro-punk combination that pays homage to the avant-garde movements dating back to the late 1970’s through modern day. Retro influences have been reimagined for the new dandy. If an album could set the mood for SS14, it would be played by Daft Punk. If a photographer could capture the character of the season, Markus Hartel would hold the camera. You will see: biker boots adorned with metallic heels, fringe and tasseled classic silhouettes juxtaposed with crystal-covered uppers—even the “friar sandal” receives an update with graphic hardware.
Like the R&B music overlapping a great jazz tune in Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby soundtrack, this unique combination of details has shattered the existing boundaries by clashing classic with cool. By purposefully misplacing oversized zippers and other bold elements, styles that were once wrong are now right.
The powerful contrast evident in this collection culminates in the exuberant range of sneaker designs. Utilizing an explosive painter’s palette, each pair is colored to compliment the next in one harmonious display of street fashion. It is an absolutely daring statement full of flair and vigor for the man who is not afraid to be noticed.