on his gladiator dressing room
Italian, Mr. Fausto is very much inspired by the wealth of the Roman Empire. His collections are truly bling but not in a negative way. They express a world of abundance that celebrates hedonism; isn’t it what we actually need? Because it all looks nicer and feels better when the sparkles and the glitters are shining at their maximum. Plus Fausto dares the beaded bejewelled total look and he is right. Nothing can beat the gold and the diamonds, who can honestly say that he or she does only deal with what is necessary? Fashion is not needed but is a need. Thank you Fausto for reminding us that the baling has to ring.
Already covering celebrities such as Madonna, Fausto’s one of a kind spring summer 2011 designs are available at Dolce&Gabbana’s Milanese store SPIGA2.
FS: What does fashion mean to you?
Fausto Puglisi: Freedom, beauty. Hedonism, fun, life and expression!!
FS: What is your favourite fabric? Colour?
Fausto Puglisi: Jerseys and the wool crepe, lilac and sea blue.
FS: Do you feel like a young designer or an emerging designer?
Fausto Puglisi: I feel like Fausto Puglisi.
FS: What was your biggest achievement in 2010?
Fausto Puglisi: To be chosen by Dolce&Gabbana, they are such iconic designers.
FS: What is your objective for 2011?
Fausto Puglisi: Fausto Puglisi forever and ever…
FS: We know that you have chosen Bianca to be your SS11 muse, what is special about her?
Fausto Puglisi: She is amazing, fresh and sexy at the same time. Very modern, still she looks like coming out from a Roxy music album cover.
FS: What kind of woman is she?
Fausto Puglisi: She is simply very unique.
FS: What is your favourite designer?
Fausto Puglisi: Halston, Azzedine Alaia, Gianni Versace and Karl Lagerfeld. The glorious nineties designers.
FS: Who are your today icons?
Fausto Puglisi: I do not believe in today’s temporary icons, but in real ones that pass the test of time such as Madonna, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jerry Hall, Bianca Jagger.
FS: What is the look you prefer for a man?
Fausto Puglisi: A man has to be a man, so full on the Mediterranean attitude, Sicilian family jewellery, and Napolitano suits.
FS: Thanks to Dolce&Gabbana, you have been shop windowed at their Milan store SPIGA2, what does this project mean to you?
Fausto Puglisi: Really when I think of Domenico and Stefano I feel a sensation of true love and gratitude. They gave me a unique opportunity to express myself and I will always be thankful for that.
FS: Is Milan really fashionable?
Fausto Puglisi: It can be or not.
FS: What is the ultimate fashion “faux pas”?
Fausto Puglisi: To try to always be “chic”, I hate this word. Fashion to me is about freedom.
FS: How do you feel right now?
Fausto Puglisi: Happy, energetic, like a Sicilian orange!
Fausto Puglisi’s personalised dressing:
FS: On top or underneath?
Fausto Puglisi: On top, on top and again ON THE TOP!
FS: Honey or Vinegar?
Fausto Puglisi: Honey.
FS: Colourful or monocolour?
Fausto Puglisi: Monocolour.
FS: On the side or as main?
Fausto Puglisi: Main
FS: Fruity or veggie?
Fausto Puglisi: Fruity.
FS: “Diet-style” or lifestyle?
Fausto Puglisi: Lifestyle!
Interview by Delphine Hervieu.