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Life & Work with Marco Delli of West Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marco Delli. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Authentically Italian, Marco Delli was born and raised in the fashion capital of the world. Lured away from city life and the familiar urban landscape of Milan, he began his journey as an engineer in remote locations across North Africa and South America. After refining his creative eye and gleaning a vast wealth of knowledge in the international marketplace, Marco returned to Milan where he applied his passion for design and engineering towards furniture and interiors. A true creative mind, his love for design quickly spilled into fashion. He launched his first line of premium leatherwear and later parlayed his talents internationally to Los Angeles where his signature label Marco Delli was born in the 90s. In the U.S. Marco established key relationships with top buyers, securing his line in numerous high-end boutiques.

As demand grew for Marco’s visionary forward footwear, his label gained celebrity recognition amongst elite A-list clientele; Lenny Kravitz, Elton John, Will Smith, Rod Stewart, Eva Mendes, Sharone Stone, Madonna and so on.

In addition to the slew of Los Angeles tastemakers eyeing his men’s and women’s collections, Marco Delli footwear was continually featured in coveted media and editorial outlets including; L’Uomo Voque, Voque Pelle, Vanity Fair, Elle, Moda Pelle, Cosmopolitan, W, WWD, DNR, Los Angeles Times, Ocean Drive, E! Entertainment and NBC. With his extensive experience navigating the complex luxury goods marketplace, Marco Delli has a sought-after savoir-faire for handling branding and a distinct ability to discern those who truly value and appreciate fine premium handcrafted Italian goods. 

The Marco Delli brand today is a reflection of Marco’s fascination with Western wear, his deeply rooted love for Rock ‘n’ Roll and heavily inspired by his various travels around the world. It specializes in handmade shoes using various old-world techniques and modern treatment methods. The combination of luxury leathers combined with the unique treatments is what makes each piece a highly conceptual wearable work of art, the collections celebrate the unexpected nature of fashion.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Paths don’t exist, you make them by walking!

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I started as a Civil Engineer but later, I found out that I was much more creative. Started designing shoes due to a need to find a pair that I liked and so my designing career began, I designed footwear, leatherwear, accessories and hats. As we speak, I’m starting a new project to design a new furniture collection, fashion and western-inspired, called Italian Cowboy by Marco Delli. I’m proud that I never gave up on my dream and made it happen. What set me apart is my experiences, my travels and my lifestyle, all these is reflected to my designs.

What makes you happy?
Nice human beens.

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