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Giuseppe Zanotti Teams Up With Swae Lee

An exclusive drop melds street style with luxury craft and contemporary edge with unexpected romance

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Giuseppe Zanotti has collaborated with rapper, singer and composer Swae Lee on a chart-topping collection launching worldwide January 31st.

Featuring sleek glittery block heel boots, fierce suede loafers and beautifully embellished sneakers, the limited-edition collaboration melds street style with luxury craft and contemporary edge with unexpected romance.

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What drew me to Swae Lee is his fearlessness. He’s able to straddle different worlds – tough and soft; luxury and street – effortlessly and naturally. He has an unbelievably authentic touch. – says Giuseppe Zanotti

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© Giuseppe Zanotti

After catching up at the designer’s showroom in New York, the duo decided to work on a limited-edition line-up that is at once kinetic and cohesive—like a Swae Lee song transformed into fashion.

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© Giuseppe Zanotti

What got me excited about working with Giuseppe was his openness to truly collaborate on something fresh and new. These shoes really reflect my creative POV, my eclectic approach to style and the idea that fashion doesn’t have to follow any rules. – says Swae Lee, who was involved in every step of the process, down to reviewing prototypes with the designer in Paris last summer

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© Giuseppe Zanotti

The collection infuses some of Swae’s trademarks with Giuseppe’s signature styles. Embroidered streaks of blue lightning flash on all-over silver glitter boots. Swae’s favorite color—pink—turns up as both a base color for canvas boots, suede loafers and “Blabber” sneakers as well as an accent color in floral motifs. In fact, lush blooms abound, both as rich embroidery on boots and as hand-painted embellishment on low and high-top “Blabber” kicks.

© Giuseppe Zanotti
© Giuseppe Zanotti
© Giuseppe Zanotti
© Giuseppe Zanotti
© Giuseppe Zanotti
© Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe for Swae Lee is available in select luxury retailers as well as in select Giuseppe Zanotti boutiques and on giuseppezanotti.com from January 31st. Styles retail from $1,550 for boots to $1,695 for loafers to $995 and $1,125 for low and high-top Blabber sneakers, respectively.

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