Sergio Rossi, Italian footwear brand, founded 1968 by Sergio Rossi in San Mauro Pascoli. Rossi, the son of a shoemaker, started making shoes in the 1960’s, selling them at the beach of Rimini before meeting Gianni Versace in 1968 and collaborating with him which led to the founding of Rossi’s own brand. In the 70’s the brand gained large popularity. Rossi became a favorite at Milan Fashion Week due to his collaborations with well known designers such as Dolce & Gabbana and Yves Saint Laurent. In the 80’s, Rossi expanded internationally with first boutiques in Italy, London, New York and Los Angeles. Today there are 79 Sergio Rossi stores. The brand is known for feminine women’s elegant shoes as well as handbags, accessories and some products for men.
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