EXCLUSIVE: Giuseppe Zanotti, Christian Cowan to Unveil Footwear Capsule at NYFW

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MILAN — Giuseppe Zanotti continues to support emerging talents. The Italian footwear designer has teamed with New York-based Christian Cowan on a shoe capsule collection, which will make its debut on Cowan’s spring 2019 catwalk on Saturday during New York Fashion Week. A graduate of London’s Central Saint Martins and the London College of Fashion, Cowan has quickly captured the attention of international celebrities, including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Kendall Jenner, Nicki Minaj, Naomi Campbell and Cardi B, with his flamboyant, maximalist style. While vinyl, feathers, distressed materials and sequins remain at the core of his collections, for the spring line the designer was inspired by Zanotti’s archives. There he discovered the signature “Heel-Less” sandals embellished with a gold pleated watch strap, which he reworked for two black and gold footwear styles to be available from the day of Cowan’s runway show at Giuseppe Zanotti boutiques in New York, Paris and London, as well as at giuseppezanotti.com. A preview look from Christian Cowan spring 2019 collection.& Courtesy Photo & “Working with Giuseppe Zanotti has been a dream. Not only does he have the true creative flair of an artist, but he is also incredibly kind and so supportive of our combined vision,” Cowan said. “As a young designer,

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