Samuele Failli is from Florence, Italy and at a young age he was exposed to fashion via his seamstress mother. Failli started off in fashion as a jewelry designer in his hometown and decided to move to London to study footwear design at the London College of Fashion. This was a good move because after his final show in 2004 he was contacted by Prada to work as a junior designer on the Miu Miu men and women shoe collection.
Mr. Failli stayed with Prada for seven years and after leaving Prada Samuele also worked with Tom Ford and YSL. In 2012 he was hired by Azzedine Alaïa to be the Creative Director of their footwear division for five years. Samuele started his eponymous label in 2017 with encouragement from Monsieur Alaïa and the results are stunning. Feminine geometric silhouettes appear throughout in a variety of trendy Fall colors.
After years of designing for other labels it is time for the world to know the name Samuele Failli.