Italian fashion designer and creative director, Ruggiero De Santis graduated in Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni London in 2007.
He first became known by exhibiting his first collection, sponsored by Swaroski, at Victoria and Albert Museum in London. This prestigious platform opened the doors for him to work for and collaborate with acclaimed brands such as Alexander McQueen, Ann-Sofie Back and Burberry.
In 2011, Ruggiero co-founded Cordesign S.r.L. and became creative director of his own, Milan-based menswear brand, Two Italian Boys, which he successfully launched at Pitti Uomo in Florence and during Milan Fashion Week.
Since then, he began collaborating with various brands and taking on additional creative roles by becoming creative director for the manufacturing company Manifatture Daddato and managing the acquisition of licenses of MSGM's and Neil Barrett's kids lines.
Nowadays, Ruggiero continues to carry out consultancy activities in Italy and abroad and has combined his work as creative director with teaching, first in Shanghai in 2009, then in Italy, since 2020.
Ruggiero's work has been featured in Grazia, GQ, Kid's wear Magazine, Style People, Vanity Fair, Vogue Italia and Vogue France, Wallpaper, WGSN.