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Fashion designer

Mossimo Giannulli is an American fashion designer and founder of the clothing company Mossimo. The brand has specialized in youth clothing, specifically in items such as shirts, jeans, jackets, socks, underwear, and accessories.


Mr. Giannulli was born in California, United States, on June 4, 1963. He is a son of Gene, an architect, and Nancy, a homemaker, Giannulli.


Mossimo Giannulli studied architecture and business at the University of Southern California. However, he dropped out of the university after three years.


Mossimo Giannulli founded the company Mossimo 1986 in Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California. During its first year, the company grossed $1 million and made $4 million the next year. In the year 1991, Mr. Giannulli expanded the line by including knits, sweaters, and sweatshirts. Four years later, the line expanded further when it started selling men’s tailored suits and women’s clothing.

Within just eight years of establishment, Mr. Giannulli’s company Mossimo Inc. became a multimillion-dollar lifestyle, clothing, and accessories company. It soon began trading its stocks in the New York Stock Exchange. This made him the youngest man to have his business trading in the world’s largest stock market.

However, in 1997, the profits started to decline and Mossimo lacked the infrastructure to keep up with the competition. Giannulli Mossimo thought that the company wasn’t operating to the fullest due to the lack of technology. So, in order to derive benefits from advanced technology, he decided to merge the company with one of the giants in the textile business, Target Stores. On March 28, 2000, Mossimo announced a multi-product licensing agreement with the Target Stores, for $27.8 million. Six years later, he sold his company to Iconix Brand Group.

The brand is currently sold in about 1,700 stores within the United States and has international franchises in the United Kingdom, Australia, South America, Philippines, India, and Japan totalling 600 stores.


  • Achievement Mossimo Gianulli Target Hosts LA Fashion Week Party for Designer Mossimo Giannulli Area Los Angeles, California United States October 19, 2006. of Mossimo Giannulli

    With his eponymous brand Mossimo, the fashion designer became quite popular all around the world. Mr. Mossimo is one of those fashion designers who have capitalized on the changing lifestyles and fashion preferences of people by providing them branded yet affordable clothes.


The fashion designer married actress Lori Loughlin in 1997 in Newport Beach. The couple has two daughters, Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade, as well as a son, Gianni.

Gene Giannulli

Nancy Giannulli

Gianni Giannulli - American
Gianni Giannulli - son of Mossimo Giannulli

Isabella Rose Giannulli - American
Isabella Rose Giannulli - daughter of Mossimo Giannulli

Olivia Jade Giannulli - American
Olivia Jade Giannulli - daughter of Mossimo Giannulli

Lori Loughlin
Lori Loughlin - wife of Mossimo Giannulli