Fausto Puglisi has been called many things, his energy, extravagance and bold cultural references have resulted in draw dropping designs.
There is a very sensual nature to the clothes he delivers due to inter-twinning historical references with the modern sexuality of today. This resulted in attracting buyers, celebrities and being stocked in over 160 retail boutiques.
From dressing Madonna at the Superbowl to J Lo on tour, he has risen to deliver outstanding work. Puglisi obsesses over religious references and interjects American culture at the same time, and this boldness is symbolic of his past and present
Fausto Puglisi History
Fausto Puglisi was born in Messina, Sicily Italy to two school teachers.
“Puglisi was soon entranced by the twin fashion sources in his small hometown: the traditional tailors who carefully made his grandfather's’ suits by hand and the local boutiques, brimming with stars from the Italian 1980s ready-to-wear scene, where he spent most of his teenage afternoons.”
Puglisi moved to America in 1999. Starting out he designed a small collection that Messina’s local tailors produced for him. At the time he was living between New York, Texas, finally resided in Los Angeles. Here the infamous boutique Maxfield, picked up his designs. At the same time, his clothes were acknowledged by renowned stylists Arianne Phillips and Patti Wilson, as such Fausto Puglisi moved into the limelight.
In 2010, Dolce & Gabbana invited Fausto Puglisi to be part of their retail project Spiga 2 which featured a mix of young, unknown international designers. His sharp tailoring combined with his maximalism, couture-like gowns and technical genius meant Puglisi’s clothes sold out within days.
In October 2013, he entered on the Milan runway with his first full Fausto Puglisi show, he gave us classicism from ancient Roman sculptures, the opulence of Baroque architecture, and the hedonism of Bacchanal, and he still does to this day.
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