Fausto Puglisi is entering the footwear arena.
The Milan-based designer introduced the first shoe styles in his last resort collection, but it’s with the upcoming spring 2016 season that he will showcase a full footwear range.
Produced in-house with the support of a Vigevano-based specialist, the shoe line will be sold and distributed by Milanese showroom Massimo Bonini, which also operates a unit in New York.
“Since the first season, I’ve always done some shoe styles just for the show to make the styling coherent and quite rapidly buyers started asking for them,” Puglisi said. “So, I felt the need to have a full shoe collection and the collaboration with Massimo Bonini was born naturally, since I personally and professionally fell in love with its team.”
The first collection will feature about 30 pieces, which includes biker booties, over-the-knee boots, sandals, platforms and sneakers, worked in napa leather, ponyskin, as well as printed silk and canvas. Next to embellished designs decorated with studs and embroideries, the range will also show more classic leather or silk satin pumps.
Positioned in the luxury segment of the market, the collection will feature wholesale prices ranging from 150 euros, or $169 at current exchange rate, to 300 euros, or $339, for flats and heels, while sneakers are positioned between 200 euros, or $226, and 250 euros, or $282.