Jon Buscemi

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Jon Buscemi
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
  • Buscemi
  • Greats Brand
  • Gourmet

Jon Buscemi (/bˈsɛmi/; born October 3, 1975) is an Italian-American fashion designer known for his work at Oliver Peoples, co-founding Gourmet,[1] and his eponymous brand Buscemi.[2] Jon Buscemi is the cousin of the famous actor Steve Buscemi.


After working on Wall Street,[3] Jon began to amass a very broad sneaker collection and soon took his hunt for very exclusive and limited edition sneakers world-wide.[4] Simultaneously, many of his skateboarding peers started their own brands in the street-wear and skate space. Through these industry connections, Buscemi was hired by skateboard footwear brand DC Shoe Co. USA to work on special projects.[5]

After DC, he left to become the Creative Director of Lotto USA, a partnership with the Italian tennis and soccer brand Lotto.[citation needed] Along with a small team of creatives, Buscemi launched Lotto Leggenda in the US before going on to work as a Brand Director at Oliver Peoples.[citation needed]

In 2006, Buscemi and two partners launched the footwear brand Gourmet.[6] During his tenure at Gourmet, the company raised controversy and fandom alike by releasing sneakers that took design cues from iconic sneaker silhouettes, such as the Air Jordan 7 and Air Jordan 11.[7] After leaving Gourmet in January 2013, Buscemi launched the eponymous brand Buscemi at Capsule Show in Paris in June 2013.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Jon Buscemi of BUSCEMI® Speaks About the Brand's Influences and Founding Gourmet Footwear". Hypebeast. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Jon Buscemi is Now a Brand". Sneaker Freaker. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "Agenda Emerge". Agenda Emerge. Archived from the original on April 6, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
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  5. ^ "10 Emerging Designers You Need To Get Familiar With". Complex. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "GREATS Is Building The Next Great Footwear Company". Forbes. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "How a Designer Fought a Cease and Desist From Nike". Sole Collector. Retrieved February 14, 2018.