An inherited sense of craftsmanship and untaught creative savoir faire have shaped Gianvito Rossi’s distinctive approach to women’s footwear. In his eponymous label, the designer has employed the wealth of industry experience acquired while working under his father, venerated design linchpin Sergio Rossi, in pursuit of his own vision of the perfectly well-rounded women’s collection. Rossi’s straightforward and intuitive silhouettes are brought to completion through a painstaking and multi-faceted production process, led by a design ethic that prioritizes unique, luxe textiles and rich color palettes over ornate embellishments. The risk-taking afforded by the label’s now decade-long tenure in the fashion industry has given way to a rewarding exploration of contrasting elements, evidenced in collections that find delicate satin kitten heels cohering with rugged combat boots. Yet Rossi’s oeuvre is unified by the label’s overarching commitment to comfort, resulting in footwear engineered from the perspective of the wearer while having been designed from the perspective of the viewer.