When you’ve got an international icon on your hands who’s a fan of your work, the natural thing to do is to rope him in for capsule collection. Giuseppe Zanotti has tapped Big Bang’s frontman G-Dragon to design a limited edition collection of footwear.”My collaboration with G-Dragon is something that we wanted to do as he is currently one of the biggest stars in Korea with a huge following in Asia,” says the designer on the partnership. “He has a unique style in playing his music. I find it really impressive, and our cooperation means a thrilling challenge to me.”
The collaboration comprises two designs – a loafer and a lace-up shoe, available in black and multicoloured glitter. This is G-Dragon we’re talking about, so there obviously had to be a at least a hint of flamboyance. The best part? His shoes come in men and women sizes, which means he’s hordes of screaming fangirls get a share of the collection as well. Says G-Dragon of the collection through WWD, “These shoes turned out exactly how I wanted. It’s not just girls or women who get excited and worked up over pretty shoes. I think guys can feel that way, too, and I think both will feel that way about these shoes.”
According to WWD, the collection will only be available in “selected Giuseppe Zanotti Design around the world” in October, but knowing G-Dragon’s popularity in Singapore, we’re sure that the shoes will arrive on our shores. Who’s excited?
(Photos: Giuseppe Zanotti Design)