Below: Luisaviaroma currently stocks these black calf leather studded loafers...
Update: Giacomorelli Studded Leopard Haircalf Loafers
I just got more information from Vittorio of Giacomorelli who has kindly shared more information for these 'to-die-for' studded loafers in gorgeous leopard haircalf.
These loafers will retail for €380 and will be distributed and sold in selected stores, the most accessible to international buyers being www.luisaviaroma.com. However, luisaviaroma currently only stocks a black calf leather loafer with studs at €314.17. I hope more styles will soon be offered at the online retailer's website. Giacomorelli is also planning to set up their very own online store which is targeted to be operational by end July. So stay tuned! Meanwhile, any interested parties can email firstname.lastname@example.org to check on availability and international delivery.
For this first Fall Winter 2010 collection, there will be a total of 7 styles where style number 1, 2 and 4 will each be offered in 3 different colours. Production run for each design are limited (100 pieces maximum for each style). However, for the upcoming Spring Summer 2011 collection, there will be 2 very limited styles going for a exclusive run of just 30 pairs. The possibility of collaborative designs with some major brand names are also in planning. I have yet to receive the lookbook for their Spring Summer 2011 collection. But once the images are sent to me, I will definitely share them here.
Here's a little background information about the designer and the business partners involved in creating Giacomorelli:
Giacomo Morelli is a new and young designer who was born in Italy 24 years ago. After high school, he left his own town and studied in the Marangoni fashion school in Milan, developing his ideas and honing his acute sense of style.
Upon graduation in 2009 and finishing his fashion show in Paris, he started gaining valuable experience from working with some famous brands before embarking on his own label. Having always the dream to create his own line of shoes, Giacomo Morelli began developing his shoe designs as early as 2009. Hand made in Italy, the quality and innovative designs caught the attention of Vittorio and Roberto in December 2009 where they use their industry expertise and experience to help Giacomo distribute his shoe line to well known retailers all across Italy. The GIACOMORELLI brand name was hence born. With the help of the good business strategy by Vittorio, these beautiful shoes has now been introduced to reputable buyers and customers worldwide.
For pictures of the Fall Winter 2010 collection, check out www.giacomorelli.com.
A big thank you to Vittorio for answering my queries:-)