After being named 2013’s Designer of the Year at the Footwear News Achievement Awards, it’s clear that Gianvito Rossi, son of shoe design royalty Sergio Rossi, is only gaining momentum. Much like his father, Gianvito excels at blending just the right amount of trendy with the perfect amount of timelessness, making his creations wearable for years to come without losing a single ounce of pizazz or allure. With his Spring 2014 collection, he has impressed yet again, designing one of his strongest and most luxurious collections to date.
With every season, he pushes the boundaries a little further, incorporating trends that many would consider too edgy for everyday use with an ageless and chic construction that sways even the staunchest of tastes. Leave it to him to create a blue denim pump and have it look completely modern, instead of looking like it belongs on the cast members of Saved by the Bell! However, denim isn’t the only textile adventure he takes us on with this collection, as he also uses metallic leather in beautiful excess. Rose gold, flashy red, and silken silver are complemented by flirty fringes, extravagant snakeskin, and on-trend PVC for shoes that are a balance of eccentricity and classicality. If PVC paneling isn’t for you, he also offers a variety of sheer mesh and smooth, supple leather.
Our favorites? It’s a tossup between the blazing ferocity of his flame-motif heels or the lightning bolt themed shoes that are sure to move faster than the speed of light into our wardrobes. If we’re talking shapes, it’s hard not to bow down at the sight of his gorgeously constructed mules, one of Spring 2014’s hottest trends.
His stylish clients include Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Rowland, Elizabeth Olsen, Emma Watson, and most recently Jennifer Lopez (in gorgeous Venetia mirrored rose gold leather sandals from this season, no less!). Though he came into the industry six years ago labeled as the son of Sergio Rossi, it’s clear that he has forged his own merited path to success. We’re excited to see where this It-designer’s career takes him.
Candice tri-color leather mule sandal with a wide buckled strap; available in python at Neiman Marcus
Carey triple strap sandal in mirrored red & rose gold leather
Christie ankle-cuff sandal in snakeskin and mirrored rose gold leather with a buckled wide cuff
Red leather pointed-toe pump with sheer red mesh inserts and 100mm heel; available at LuisaViaRoma
Ellipsis single sole pointed-toe pump with a 100mm heel; available in mirrored silver leather at LuisaViaRoma
Sheila strappy leather band sandal; available at Shoescribe | Inferno black leather flame sandal bootie with sheer mesh inserts throughout
Josephine mirrored leather ankle-cuff sandal embellished with thin chain tonal trim; available at Neiman Marcus
Plexi pointed-toe pump with PVC sides & mirrored rose gold leather; available at LuisaViaRoma
Signature pointed-toe pump in white leather; available at LuisaViaRoma
Signature single sole pointed-toe pump in nude leather; available at LuisaViaRoma
Sparkle lightening motif ankle-strap pump in mirrored red leather with a contrast pale gold leather trim
Sparkle mirrored rose gold lightening motif ankle-strap sandal; available at LuisaViaRoma
Nude leather pump with a metallic silver lightning bolt trim pump; available at LuisaViaRoma
Venetia ankle-strap strappy sandal with a high heel counter and sheer mesh inserts
Written by Shannon Weston