Giuseppe Zanotti Teams Up with Korean Pop Star G-Dragon


Punk rock ‘n’ roll meets high-end cool in Giuseppe Zanotti’s newest collaboration with the Korean pop star G-Dragon, from the South Korean group Big Bang. A proven fashion icon, the musician—one of the most influential people in the Asian music industry—is known for constantly reinventing his image. The new collaboration embodies both Giuseppe Zanotti and G-Dragon’s mantras of creating fashion rules rather than simply following them.


Fusing their artistic ideas, the duo were able to flawlessly create two unique styles in colorful and just-black colorways. G-Dragon’s distinctive edginess and vibrant energy was infused with Giuseppe Zanotti’s underlining elegance to craft a timeless and classic design in both an oxford and a loafer silhouette.

“We came up with a star product, which is glamorous and versatile at the same time because it is suitable to wear with a number of different outfits,” says Giuseppe Zanotti himself. “The styles are unisex and made of tiny hand-applied fragments of glitter mounted on a rubber sole which remind me of some of the rock bands of the ’80s. What is really special behind this concept is the lightness that perfectly balances all the elements without losing their formidable elegance.”

The two styles will be available in October online and in Giuseppe Zanotti Design boutiques worldwide.