ESPRIT, EXTRAORDINARY PLACES, SUMMER 2023.
ESPRIT, RULES DON’T APPLY, SPRING 2023.
GAP HOLIDAY, LIFE IN COLOR, 2022.
GAP, MODERN AMERICAN OPTIMISM, SPRING/SUMMER 2022.
NIKE HOLIDAY, YETI JUKING JACKETS, 2021.
AUTRE MAGAZINE, ISSUE 12: THE DOPPELGANGER, SPRING 2021.
EENK, T FOR TEMPTATION, FALL/WINTER 2021.
LI-NING, PARIS, AUTUMN/WINTER 2020.
LI-NING, INDUSTRIA, NEW YORK, NY, FALL/WINTER 2019.
WOOLRICH NYFW, NEW YORK, NY, SPRING 2019.
SUSPIRIA PRIVATE DINNER, THE STANDARD, NEW YORK, NY, 2018.
CONVERSE × MADEME POP UP, NEW YORK, NY, 2018.
BARNEYS NY, DESIGN DRIVEN, NEW YORK, NY, 2018.
BARNEYS MAN, LIVE THE DREAM, NEW YORK, NY, 2018.
OPENING CEREMONY: CHANGERS, LA MAMA THEATER, NEW YORK, NY, 2017.
CARTIER PRECIOUS GARAGE, GARAGE SAN REMO, MILAN, ITALY, 2017.
CAROLINA HERRERA, NEW YORK, NY, FALL/WINTER 2017.
AN EVENING WITH CAROLINA HERRERA, LINCOLN CENTER, NEW YORK, NY, 2013.
PATRIK ERVELL, MILK STUDIO, NEW YORK, NY, FALL/WINTER 2013.
LOEWE, L’ECOLE DE MEDECINE, PARIS, SPRING/SUMMER 2013.
ANOTHER MAGAZINE, DARKLANDS, AUTUMN/WINTER 2016.
LOVE MAGAZINE, ISSUE #12, 2014.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, BELASCO THEATER, NEW YORK, NY, 2014.
CRUSH FANZINE, I AM DESI SANTIAGO, 2014.
MODERN WEEKLY, SOUTH OF HEAVEN, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 2013.
THE BLACK LORDS COMIC BOOK, 2012.
SCHIAPARELLI AND PRADA: IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS, THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK, NY, 2012.
LOUIS VUITTON AND MARC JACOBS RETROSPECTIVE, MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS, PARIS, FRANCE, 2012.
MADONNA: MDNA, WORLD TOUR, 2012.
LOVE MAGAZINE, ISSUE #6, 2011.
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: SAVAGE BEAUTY, THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK, NY, 2011.
THE CLOCKTOWER RESIDENCY, KNOCKDOWN CENTER, NEW YORK, 2014.
THE BIG BANG, WATERMILL CENTER, WATERMILL, NY, 2012.
THE QUALITY OF PRESENCE, THE CHELSEA HOTEL, NEW YORK, NY, 2012.
THE BLACK LODGE, ENVOY ENTERPRISES, NEW YORK, NY, 2009.
ABSOLUTELY VENOMOUS ACCURATELY FALLACIOUS (NATURALLY DELICIOUS), DEITCH PROJECTS, NEW YORK, NY, 2009.
For over two decades, Puerto Rican New York City-based creative director and visual artist Desi Santiago has made a name for himself bringing together the worlds of art and fashion, collaborating with some of today’s most respected and visionary designers, brands, and artists. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant, underground night-life of New York of which he was a key figure, Santiago’s creations are noted for their boundary-pushing, cutting-edge aesthetic, taking cues from, among other influences, science-fiction and counter-culture movements. Santiago’s wide-ranging output reflects his status as one of today’s most sought after creative directors.
As a set designer, Santiago has produced acclaimed environments for fashion shows, editorial shoots, and film. His fashion show sets include designs for the likes of Carolina Herrera, Opening Ceremony, Loewe, and Y-3. Santiago’s editorial credits include features with some of fashion’s most recognizable names, including his collaboration with photographer David Sims for Love magazine and Riccardo Tisci for Visionaire #60. Santiago’s most recent film credits include his production design for cult filmmaker Bruce LaBruce’s the Misandrists, which premiered at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival.
Santiago is also known for his vangaurd costume design. Credits include his mask designs for: the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition, “McQueen: Savage Beauty’ (2010); the Musée des Arts Décoratifs Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs retrospective (2012); and numerous editorial feature’s including photographer Richard Burbridge’s story for Another magazine (2016). Santiago has also contributed costume designs for for Madonna’s “MDNA” tour (2012), the Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2014). Currently, he is the costume designer for the forthcoming production of noted choreographer Ryan Heffington and playwright Randy Weiner’s staging of Seeing You (2017).
An artist in his own right, Santiago has staged performance and installation-based exhibitions at New York’s MoMA PS-1, Art Basel Miami, and has had his works exhibited internationally.
We Chat to the Man Behind Cartier's Precious Garage, Vogue Australia, 2018.
Inside the Cartier Precious Garage Party, Vogue Australia, 2018.
What You Need to Instagram in Nashville This Weekend, Elle Magazine, 2018.
You Were Not Expecting Cartier to Cover This in Gold, Elle Magazine, 2018.
How Cartier Nailed It With Precious Garage, Honoring Iconic Juste un Clou, Ecrou de Cartier Jewelry, Forbes Magazine, 2018.
The Immersive, Queer-Slanted Seeing You Is a Vital Show For Our Times, Out Magazine, 2017.
Nocturnal Animal, H Magazine, 2017.
They Rules New York City Nightlife in the 80's and 90's With Glitter and Glamor and Outrageous Antics Before a Grisly Killing Spelled Their Downfall – So Where Are the Club Kids Now?, The Daily Mail, 2017.
Desi Santiago: Mask Off, The Sculptor and Installation Artist Brings His Club Kid Past to His Luxury Collabs, SSENSE, 2017.
When ‘Sleep No More’ Meets World War II: Review of ‘Seeing You,’ The Daily Beast, 2017.
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