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innovative techniques, classic inspiration, an up-to-date twist

(photos by JEJ for FACADE)

A Rossetti shoe is an artistic product to begin with, then a handcrafted one.
With a love of tradition and attention to detail each Fratelli Rossetti shoe conceals a quest for perfection.
An all-new approach to using the materials, whilst allowing Italian craftsmanship to continue to flourish,
this is Rossetti’s statement for Spring Summer 2012.

‘Weaving takes centre stage in the collection. It features both in the Brera moccasin, the icon of Fratelli Rossetti production in the Sixties, and the handcrafted Oxford shoe, where for the first time the weaving it not applied but created straight out of the uppers.

Another major theme revolves around perforation details (positioned holes) that create their design straight onto the uppers. These are made from a single piece, without any cutting or stitching. Without a doubt, it is a technique which underscores the craftsmanship that goes into these models.

Last but not least is the softness: new forms appear for a decidedly destructured shoe, and for the first time the “Toledo” technique is used on soft, delicate materials such as nappa leather, creating an opaque result that heightens the colours, namely brick red, blue, and olive green.
The entire collection is based around the colours, which vary from myrtle to almond, from ruby to aviation blue, whilst the canvas versions find the more classic shades of blue, dark brown, grey and cord.’ -FR

A family business founded in 1953, Fratelli Rossetti SpA Shoe Factory, is located in Parabiago.
The core of the production, the sales, administration and financial departments, and the styling and product design office are all housed in the headquarters company.
More than half a century of great achievements have two generations Involved, from Renzo Rossetti, the company’s founder, to His sons Diego, Dario and Luca who Represent the present and the future…