Stefano Guerriero was born in Naples from a Danish mother and a Neapolitan father; as a young boy he spent part of his holidays in Capri, the fashionable isle where many personalities of the international jet set and of the movies used to go in the 70s: women like Jackie Kennedy, Liz Taylor, Marisa Berenson, Sophia Loren, Anna Magnani and Audrey Hepburn, female protagonists of different variegated, multifaceted personalities all equally elegant and glamorous.
After a scientific diploma, he moved to Milan to study fashion at the Istituto Marangoni. He studies the history of style and the connections with art and design, with the world of music and of cinema, two other big passions of his.
After participating to a special of “Nonsolomoda”, dedicated to young creative talents, Giorgio Armani chose him as a model for the line Emporio.
His modelling, an hobby activity, lasted until he was asked to join in the atelier of Gianni Versace whom he considers one of his heroes and from whom he learned each single step of the conception and creation of an outfit. With Versace he started to mark his personal professional path and to get in touch with the fashion system.
After taking the very difficult decision to leave the Griffe Gianni Versace, Stefano Guerriero started moving his first steps in the pret-a-porter world first with Alberta Ferretti, and later, with Donatella Girombelli for Genny.
The passion for challenges made him accept the invitation to design for Laurél, a very industrial but high-quality level German brand. This confrontation with the international market convinced him of his achieved maturity: in 1999 he launched his own pret-a-porter line.
He founded a company, the Viking s.r.l., owner of the brand “Guerriero” which gave the producing license to the company B.V.M.
The B.V.M. produces also the brand Les Copains which Guerriero designed from the s/s 2000 season to the s/s 2004.
In the a/w 2004-05 season Stefano Guerriero became creative director of Maska.
Stefano Guerriero has now created and developed a very personal fashion style. His style, which comes from the fusion between aesthetic suggestions and the exaltation of craftsmanship which identifies the ‘Made in Italy’ as unique, is concentrated on the idea of ‘street couture’.
His collections are a tribute to a smart and sensual femininity to which he adds irony and a refined eccentricity.