Fausto Santini has always been interested in the relationship between architecture and design. Each and every item is project: an evolutive challenge in order to create a pair of shoes or a bag, which will be more than an accessory.
For Fausto Santini, designing doesn’t mean only to show his creativity. His true work connects the up-coming fashion movement and contacts with modern art in an incredible research. To carry on with the perfection of his image, he enthusiastically brings into play comparing and teaming up with great architects and designers such as Aldo Rossi, Andrea Branzi, Antonio Citterio and Sergio Calatroni.
Fausto Santini was born in Rome. After finishing high school, he graduated in law. He practiced as a lawyer for a short period, however at the same time, his interest grew in art and design, which he studied, gained knowledge of, and interpreted while traveling around Europe.
His father Giacomo, owned a shoe shop in Rome. Loving his job as a craftsman, and being a person of great experience, he transmitted such passion to his son. Fausto started as an apprentice beside his father.
In 1971, a new boutique in Via Frattina in Rome displayed a revolutionary and innovative collection. An incredible success!! New boutiques were then opened in Milan via Montenapoleone, Florence, London, New York, Düsseldorf, Bangkok, Barcelona, Dubai an Paris.
A high quality brand which is now present and successful all over the world.