On Our Radar: Fausto Puglisi
You probably saw Anna Dello Russo wearing the mini, embroidered dresses in candy colors during the Couture shows. Then again during New York fashion week. After seeing ADR in them a few times in a row, you may have wondered who designed them. I was curious, too. Turns out it’s Fausto Puglisi, a Milanese designer who lived in New York for many years and has since returned to his hometown. Since I’m in Milan for the collections, I had to set up an appointment to see the collection in its entirety. Inspired by Halston and Gianni Versace, the collection has a unique vibe to it. The “Grecian cheerleader dress” (pictured), as Puglisi likes to call it, was one of my favorite pieces, and the miniskirts were so beautifully done that it’s easy to understand why Anna would want the same one in multiple colors. The only downside is the collection is not available at high-end department stores in the U.S. just yet. Here’s my official request for that to change.