REMEMBERING SERGIO ROSSI

Shoes and Accessories|April 2020

REMEMBERING SERGIO ROSSI
Born in 1935, Rossi learned fine craftsmanship from his father, a shoemaker. In 1951, he took that artisanal expertise and built his own factory in San Mauro Pascoli. Rossi launched is eponymous label and his business by making the Opanca sandal for the summer tourists who hit the beaches of Rimini during the Italian summer scene.

Luxury Italian footwear designer Sergio Rossi has died at the age of 84 in Cesena, Italy, one of the regions in Italy that has been greatly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Riccardo Sciutto, the brand’s CEO, shared the news of the designer’s demise on Instagram.

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April 2020