Continuing the shoe-making legacy of his father Sergio Rossi, who has designed footwear at the house of Versace in the 1990s, the Italian shoe designer Gianvito Rossi decided to strike out on his own, making a successful debut at the 2006 Spring/Summer Milan Fashion Week. Since then, he has made a name for himself in the industry with shoes, internationally known for their comfort, punched-out straps, elongated backs and combining these with a collection of clutches, belts and shoes.
Gianvito Rossi flagship stores are dotted around the world in Hong Kong, Milan, Paris, London, New York, Tokyo and Miami, and he has also launched a collection of calf leather and canvas sneakers for men carried by stockists such as Net-A-Porter, Matchesfashion and Saks Fifth Avenue.
In March 2019, Rossi struck a partnership with Harvey Nichols in Dubai, to release an exclusive collection featuring three distinctly patterned styles based on his staple silhouette. In April 2019, Rossi expanded his business to southeast Asia where he revealed his first flagship boutique in Singapore.