Category Archives: Gianmarco Lorenzi

Gianmarco Lorenzi sandals: creating dreams on women’s feet

Gianmarco Lorenzi double platform

Gianmarco Lorenzi’s mission statement is to create dreams on women’s feet. He’s been doing that for over 30 years, finding particular fame with the double platform look featured here.

So much so that the indented Lorenzi platform was rapidly copied in stripper shoes.

Many of Lorenzi’s recent creations have incorporated the double platform, including the Daisy leather sandals embellished with  yellow gold Swarovski crystals from the Black Label range.

They’re currently on sale at Gianmarco Lorenzi London for £440.

Despite being a celebrity favorite, Lorenzi maintains a low profile. The only Gianmarco Lorenzi quote we could find online was this one:

The perfect shoe is a result of a delicate balance between fashion and my personal idea of femininity.

This unmistakeable look from an iconic brand makes it one of our five most iconic high heeled shoes in the world right now.

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Gianmarco Lorenzi’s iconic double platform heels are one of the five high heeled shoes you should own before you die.

To see the others, take a look at the shoes we’ve rated as the best five high heels in the world ever.

Ankle boots the highlight of Gianmarco Lorenzi’s Fall / Winter 2014 / 15 collection

Even better than the news that Gianmarco Lorenzi’s new website no longer opens with some really weird shit, is the fact that the label has its fall / winter 2014 /15 collection available for purchase online. There are plenty of highlights in the FW 14/15 collection, but the absolute stand-out are the ankle boots. Here are three of our favourites.

Gianmarco Lorenzi ankle bootsFirst, a delicate looking leather ankle boot with golden metal buckle which is a study in simplicity and elegance. The smooth rounded toe of this boot contrasts beautifully with the with the clear, square lines of the buckle feature. This zip up bootie has a 115mm heel (4.5 inch) and costs €572 (about US$715) from Gianmarco Lorenzi.

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Sporting the sort of killer heel that made Gianmarco Lorenzi famous, this black bootie is simplicity itself. A 20mm (0.8 inch) internal platform helps offset the 130mm (5.1 inch) semi-gloss stiletto heel, and the upturned toe reveals a nickel-coloured cap. Pick up this boot for €728 (approximately US$900) from Gianmarco Lorenzi.

Ginamarco Lorenzi Fall Winter 2014 2015Our third and final choice mixes textured suede and sheepskin for that warm winter look. It’s sturdier too, sporting a 115mm (4.5 inch) solid block heel with a feature “kink” at the top rather than a stiletto. Get them while they’re hot for €618 (US$770) at Gianmarco Lorenzi’s website, where you can also check out the rest of the label’s collection for Fall / Winter 2014 /15.

 

Gianmarco Lorenzi’s new website: weird

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We waited an age for Gianmarco Lorenzi’s website to relaunch itself but the day finally came at the end of April 2014. The site had been dead for over a year and so I was kind of thinking that the relaunch might be remarkable. And so it was. But so not in a good way.

The new site opens with a video which stars Lex Anna Olsen and Mia Lucie in what is effectively a lesbian soft-porno film. There’s a lot of shiny black latex clothing, some GML heels and assorted fetish wear – gloves, harnesses and so on. And there are sinister looking masks as well. At first glance I thought they were robot masks but perhaps they’re horse masks. Anyhow they’re creepy.

In the film the girls are gyrating with each other, kissing and mask licking (you cannot make this up). An optional link to an uncensored version of the video for those 18 and over has breasts, oral sex and – I do not jest – some sort of possibly plastic vajayjay. There’s some sort of submission / domination thing going on but there isn’t really a coherent plot. It’s just fucking weird.

The film is appropriately called “Sextatic” (I would be disappointed if it didn’t have a name as tacky as its content) and is available on the Gianmarco Lorenzi website. If you’re after the R18 version, a link will make itself available to click during the video.

Perhaps this is art. If you ask me, it is more like some art student trying to be a wanker – and doing a pretty good job of it. If this gets you going then great. For my part I’d rather see GML concentrate on making some decent shoes and keeping its website up to date. Check out screenshots of the video below. Just please don’t make me watch that shit again.

Lesbian kiss GML

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Iconic high heels

Picking just five heels as the greatest high heels in the world was tough business, but we’ve made our list.

They’re all modern classics, all available right now and come from the most famous shoe designers on the planet. And they’re all amazing.

Here’s our list of five designer high heels you must own before you die.

Casadei blade heelsCesare Casadei’s Blade high heel: a magnificent obsession.

A heel so difficult to manufacture that it very nearly didn’t happen.

 

 

Christian Louboutin PigalleChristian Louboutin’s Pigalle high heel: “the design that encapsulates my career”

The red-soled Pigalle is Christian Louboutin’s best selling shoe of all time.

 

 BB pump by Manolo BlahnikBB pump by Manolo Blahnik: “totally timeless and very chic and flattering”

Manolo Blahnik’s classic pump is named after a 1950’s sex symbol, and comes in over 50 colors.

 

 

Gianmarco Lorenzi double platformGianmarco Lorenzi’s double platform sandals: creating dreams on women’s feet

The double platform heel may be the standout of Gianmarco Lorenzi’s 30 year shoe designing career.

 

 

tribute by Saint LaurentSaint Laurent’s Tribute sandals – and the Tribtoo too

Saint Laurent’s Tribute has been a celebrity favorite for over 10 years, and has spawned the Tribtoo as well.

Is this the ultimate shoe tease from Gianmarco Lorenzi?

Gianmarco Lorenzi sandalsOn a bad day I go weak at the knees for Gianmarco Lorenzi, but this shoe tease is downright unconscionable. I know we’ve complained before about his under construction website (still the case, by the way) and belated delivery of upcoming shoe collections but the designer’s most recent offerings have me jumping up and down excitedly. Lorenzi has just done it again, and again and again.

With his website still under construction, Gianmarco Lorenzi has been publishing shots of his sexy high heels on his Facebook page where they’re attracting quite a following. It’s the ultimate shoe tease – shoe porn if you will – because the shoes featured are not available online. You can look but you can’t touch.

Gianmarco Lorenzi platformsActually that’s not quite true because a the limited (but very beautiful) range of Gianmarco Lorenzi high heels is indeed available to buy online at farfetch.com. And fortunately the rare shoes that are available include the smashing above-featured black patent platform sandals with concave wedge heel in ombré purple and ambe. You can pick up a pair for $849.45. We’ve featured some of the best of the rest of Gianmarco Lorenzi’s Facebook pictures below.

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striped pumps

Gianmarco Lorenzi platform sandal

strappy sandal Gianmarco Lorenzi

 

Four designer pink pumps that make me drool

Brian Atwood pink pumpsIs anyone not doing fluoro pink pumps at the moment? No matter because I love them. I don’t even mind if their creators insist on calling the color “fuchsia” (which is posh-speak for “pink” baby).

Here are four designer pink pumps that rock my world, starting with Brian Atwood’s fuchsia patent calf leather ‘Nico’ pump. As you can see, Nico has a pointed toe and high stiletto heel. It can be farfetched for $484.27.

Giuseppe Zanotti pink pumpsFor an extra hundred bucks or so, Giuseppe Zanotti can outfit you in these fluorescent fuchsia patent leather pumps with a varnished effect. Pick them up from Zanotti for $550.

Gianmarco Lorenzi pink pumpsThird on the list are Gianmarco Lorenzi’s offering. These neon coral patent leather pumps are priced somewhere between the Brian Atwood heels and the Giuseppe Zanotti ones. They can be farfetched for $493.39.

Sergio Rossi pink high heels

Sergio Rossi’s fuchsia Chichi patent leather pump with varnished effect rounds out our pink high heel designer collection for now. The shoe has a heel height of 4.1 inches and retails from the Sergio Rossi website for $580.

 

Pretty printed platforms from Gianmarco Lorenzi for spring / summer 2013

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Quite simply, Gianmarco Lorenzi has done it again. The veteran designer of some 30 years experience has surpassed even last year’s spring and summer offerings (which we gushed over) with this year’s collection. The absolute highlight for us are these beautiful printed, summery peep toe pumps. The multi-color floral print on these platform heels just rocks our world, and it’s good to see that the designer hasn’t backed away from his trademark stilt-like heel either. The detail in close-up is breathtaking.

Lorenzi floral print

With only a few left in stock, this Gianmarco Lorenzi peep toe can be farfetched from Paris for $682.51.

We remarked last year that good things take time with Lorenzi, and unfortunately the designer’s website is under construction. We hope that the same love and attention goes into the new site as has gone into the spring / summer look. Meanwhile, here are two other printed pumps from the collection that are available for purchase online:

Gianmarco Lorenzi printed pumps

These towering printed pumps have a 150mm (6 inch) leather covered high heel, but the steep pitch is alleviated by a 10mm external platform and 40mm internal detailing. The artwork that decorates them is created with Swarovski crystals and a micro pearl & sequin appliqué detailing. These printed high heels are available from LUISAVIAROMA.com for $1082.

Gianmarco Lorenzi wedges

Finally, the spike heel takes a break with these printed wedge heels. The peep toe feature remains, and this time the shoes are decorated with a multicolour paisley print. These wedges can be farfetched for $682.51.

Gianmarco Lorenzi Black Label SS 2012

Gianmarco Lorenzi has launched an exclusive black label range, including the high heels shown in this post and many more. The black label range complements the spring and summer 2012 range which we looked at a few days ago.

The black label line is a limited edition range, with distribution limited to 70 dealers worldwide. Each pair of high heels is handmade and individually numbered, with many featuring Swarosvki crystals. Other GML “trademark” looks such as the cut-out platform and the extremely high, pencil-thin stiletto heel are also prominent in the collection. Expect to see plenty of these on your local celebrity soon.

See more of the black label range at the Gianmarco Lorenzi website.

Gianmarco Lorenzi Spring / Summer collection 2012

The Gianmarco Lorenzi Spring / Summer 2012 collection is finally here, and it doesn’t disappoint. The collection was promised as far back as November 2011, but it seems to be proving that good things may take time.

The collection is split between bright, single-color heels and others that are have half the colors of the rainbow or more. Both make bold statements in their own special way of course.

As you might expect with this collection, there’s little escaping from the Gianmarco Lorenzi trademark pencil heel – very thin, very tall and very beautiful – but there are some wedges and we’ve even included a picture of some below.

See the pictures below for some more highlights of the collection, and check out the full Gianmarco Lorenzi Spring / Summer 2012 collection on the Gianmarco Lorenzi website.

Gianmarco Lorenzi’s Unique Platforms

In the current fashion climate a platform shoe isn’t anything unusual. In fact, sometimes it seems it’s mandatory for high heels! But not all platforms are your run-of-the-mill wooden block. Rather, Gianmarco Lorenzi has taken advantage of the trend and made shoes with unique, architectural platforms. In this way, they are more than just a means to make the shoes higher. The platforms are themselves a focal point of the shoe. Click through the gallery below for a closer look at some of the selection available at farfetch.com.