One man that knows the stiletto pump all too well is Italian designer Gianvito Rossi. As a man who has been around shoes his entire life, Gianvito has certainly earned his stripes in the world of designer shoes. Having his shoes grace the feet of celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Chrissy Teigen and Miranda Kerr are quite large feats in itself, but Gianvito has proven that he is certainly more than just a recognizable name.
Recently the designer made his way to Chicago to meet fellow shoe lovers for An Evening with Gianvito Rossi. The event was put on by the women of The Service Club of Chicago and they gathered in the luxurious Neiman Marcus shoe salon to meet and greet with the designer. It was an evening of champagne, decadent bites, and an abundance of beautiful shoes in their presence.
As the women were ready to make additions to their shoe collection, they had quite a variety of shoes to choose from the Gianvito Rossi Spring Collection. Inspired by the carefree era of the 70’s, shoe lovers can expect to see warm colors, cork heels, luscious suede and chunky heels. A unique element that is almost too perfect for that in-between weather in spring is the presence of cutouts and plexiglass which creates a nude illusion of sorts. These elements happen to be some of Gianvito’s favorite creations throughout the collection.
While the women of The Service Club tried on quite the plethora of shoes, one thing that became very apparent in each of the shoes was the philosophy of Gianvito Rossi. The designer shared with me that his philosophy has always been to create a simple, sleek and elegant design. This is why fans of the designer can always expect classic timeless designs that aren’t too trendy and are indeed very wearable. While many of the shoes had their standout moments such as bright colors and cut out designs, none of the shoes were overly fussy or complicated. According to Gianvito, the Gianvito Rossi woman is a woman that wants to show off her femininity without the restriction of something exaggerated. She is to remain confident and free.
We are living in a world where there are many designer shoes to choose from, so what makes a Gianvito Rossi especially unique? Aside from the impeccable quality, there is a meticulous amount of care and detail that goes into designing each shoe. Gianvito shared with me that there are many ways that one can design shoes. This process can either involve 10 steps or 100. Gianvito Rossi’s team goes with the 100 steps ensuring their customers get the highest quality creation. Each shoe is handmade with care, and the hands behind the Gianvito Rossi team is what makes the designs stand the test of time.
When selecting a shoe important elements to consider are shape, line, but according to Gianvito, ultimately the shoe should be permeating to the woman’s silhouette. Gianvito shared that designing a shoe is not just about the shoe, but about the woman wearing the shoe.
As you begin your journey towards finding that perfect pump, sandal, or boot, you may decide to purchase based on quality, aesthetic appeal or for the simple fact that you like it. These qualifiers is how we determine if it’s a nice shoe. But there is one qualifier that we often overlook during our shoe towards finding the perfect shoe. So what’s the secret to finding the perfect shoe? According to Gianvito, we must remember that “A nice shoe is a shoe that makes the woman look nicer”