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With an edge that is unparalleled to anyone else, you’ll see leather, luxurious studded details and vibrant colors on each of Fausto Puglisi pieces. The Sicilian born designer has created a name for himself that is now known by style icons and fashionistas worldwide after launching his career in the USA. Fausto takes inspiration from the greats in fashion who take a mesmerizing approach to design, with Jade Sprowsan of Emirates Women he reflects on fellow Sicilian Versace “Gianni was a genius. I’ve absorbed his philosophy about color: the gold, the embroidery. All of which is incredible. He is the typical by-product of southern Italy in an international way.”(Read full article here)
It’s his attention to detail that makes his designs stand out in a crowd, with impeccable tailoring and understanding of subtle sensual qualities in his pieces makes each collection better than the next. You’ll see a Fausto Puglisi design hugging the body of Miranda Kerr in Cosmopolitan magazine, paraded by model Daphne Groeneveld in Vogue or strutting the streets at Fashion Week with Anna Dello Russo. His garments have been on the scrumptious bodies of the fierce Beyonce, supermodel Naomi Campbell, Miley Cyrus and Madonna to name a few.
Details of Anna Dell Russo wearing Fausto Puglisi
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Beyonce wears Fausto Puglisi in a photoshoot by Michelangelo di Battista
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Growing up in Messina where his Grandfather Giuseppe would bring him copies of french vogue it was in this time he learnt about classical history and Sicilian tailoring. Fausto reflects back on his childhood with W Magazine and how these experiences shaped his unique aesthtic “Sicily is about clashing extremes,” Puglisi says. “Violence and beauty; riches and poverty; sexiness and religion. And it all comes back to history. As a kid, I wanted to be Caligula!” (Read full article here) It was only in 2006 that Fausto Puglisi launched and his list of achievements have been forever expanding, one outstanding achievement was his work with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The Dolce and Gabbana duo involved him in their emerging designer initiative Spiga 2.
Described as “Axel Rose meets Carolina Herrera”by Style.com when he presented his Spring 2014 Ready To Wear collection, where each piece carried his love for borque oppoulence and boldness. Suzy Menkes from the New York Times quoted him saying, “Grace Kelly goes to a fetish club!” when he pulled out a ball gown skirt and polo shirt backstage. The collection consisted of tropical palm tree prints, the vibrant color palette of blue, yellow and red with crystal and gold detailing.
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Details from the S/S RTW show
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