Fausto Altamirano, the artist, designer and visionary behind his own label and studio Kuss Luxury, arrived in Miami from his native Ecuador only at age 17. old to attend AI Miami International University of Art and Design with 500USD and a dream.

Educated at the prestigious School of Fine Arts of Latin America in Ecuador, as well as at the International University of Art and Design AI Miami, he is a self-made entrepreneur with a zeal for painting, design, fashion and technology. His mother, clothing designer for Versace and his father architect and engineer for the city of Miami, Altamirano clearly has art in his DNA.


While studying at the University of Miami, he worked for the local Harley Davidson dealer customizing motorcycles with painted images and helped his mother fasten and embroider intricate lace details on the wedding dresses.

Inspired by his nights in the Miami nightclub scene, art-deco architecture, vibrant colors and tropical vegetation, he decided to experiment by transforming the appearance of the wedding dress into a short and sexy South Beach shape.

Soon I was making the luxurious and complex patterns of spandex lace, designing the new textile in the form of a tight pass that the girls of the club appreciated, dyeing it in exotic colors and applying paint details. He began selling his new concept on the streets of Miami Beach and continued until it became a fashion movement.

Altamirano loves the idea of ​​using innovative technology to evolve the lace of a classic textile and women's art to an exclusive, modern, portable and washable Miami brand. By adding Swarovski crystals, glass caviar, hand painting and jewelry details, Baccio Couture was established as a luxury label in 2002.