Sicily has been an inspiration for artists, poets, writers and…designers. Many of them started their career in their own land and, day by day thanks to their hard work, became international stars. Fashion in Sicily is made of colors that recall the sun, the sea and all the wonders of this island. Sicilian Secrets brings you into this world.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different
– Coco Chanel
Sicily is mainly famous for being a touristic destination due to its enchanting landscapes, history and traditions. But have you ever heard about fashion in Sicily? For sure multiple times you saw the original creations by Dolce & Gabbana…let’s discover more.
Fashion in Sicily according to Dolce & Gabbana
Domenico Dolce (who is Sicilian) and Stefano Gabbana base their collections on Sicily and Sicilian mood. Black lace, colors that recall the classic Sicilian cart, Mediterranean zest: this is their style. A couple of years ago they put on an amazing fashion show in Palermo that is unforgettable for everybody.
They are the quintessence of fashion in Sicily, most of their items are iconic and in July they are organizing a suggestive catwalk in one of the most beautiful spots on the island: Valley of Temples in Agrigento.
In the meantime, if you want to see something very cool, take a look at the special edition of appliances made for Smeg. The slogan? Sicily is my love, of course.
Marco De Vincenzo, simply innovation
Marco De Vincenzo was born in Messina and, at the age of 21 started his job at Fendi, eventually becoming the creative director of the leather department.
He’s brilliant and continuously seduced by whatever is innovative and contradictory. In every collection it’s possible to see how far he went, how much he pushed beyond the limits.
Nowadays this designer is internationally recognized as one of the most representative artists of Made in Italy and fashion in Sicily as well.
Fausto Puglisi, Sicily on the skin
Italian, Sicilian, in love with American culture. Fausto Puglisi informally began his career designing a small, self-assured collection that Messina’s local tailors produced for him.
After some years and a lot of sacrifices, in 2012 he designed costumes for Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. at Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime show. What a talent! Modern attitude, charisma, sexiness: he brought Sicilian fashion all over the world.
In 2012 he re-launched the French brand Ungaro and in 2013 was on the Milan runways with his first full scale Fausto Puglisi show. Baroque, Hollywood vibes, a touch of 1950s couture, a fabulous mix that makes his style unique. Fashion in Sicily even has his face.
Marc Jacobs said:
Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.
And definitely Sicilians know how to make any item special. Both when they create them and when they wear them. If you are curious to know more about Sicily, follow Sicilian Secrets and Dimensione Sicilia on Facebook and Instagram.