Thursday 25th February

| BY Jack Moss

Fausto Puglisi: Ready-to-wear AW16

Madonna soundtracked Fausto Puglisi’s show – she is an ardent fan and sports his clothes on many an occasion; and it’s fair to say he probably feels the same. With NYC overtones, this collection was something of an ode to the Material Girl, in this case dressed in Puglisi’s varsity jackets and collegiate stripes, his short skirts and rootin’ tootin’ cowboy boots, which wound up desperately Desperately Seeking Susan.  There’s something infectious about Puglisi’s optimism and overt, poppy colour and references. It wasn’t Madonna who sang that girls just want to have fun, but it’s entirely applicable here too.

Photographs by Jason Lloyd-Evans