“It was a dream and pure joy to work with Giuseppe,” says Rita. “Like any creative endeavor, it’s fundamental to partner with someone who shares the same vision and energy. Giuseppe’s imagination is boundless and together we created shoes that embody self-empowerment, self-love and just the right amount of grit.”
“Music has always been at the center of my design ethos,” says Giuseppe, who, over the years, has collaborated with some of the world’s most acclaimed artists for world tours (Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Rihanna), album covers (Cardi B, Beyoncé) and even special branded collections, including most recently Jennifer Lopez and Zayn Malik. “The music world is an endless source of inspiration and Rita, with her extraordinary mix of sensuality and strength, proved to be a very powerful muse.”
Longtime admires of each other (Rita Ora wore custom Giuseppe Zanotti for her most recent British tour), the two took their admiration to the next level when they met last year in New York City and began work on the new collection.
“I wanted to create a series of styles that represents the three different facets of Rita: glamour, effortlessness and cool,” says Giuseppe.