Luciano Capozzi was born in Marino, a small town just outside Rome.
After having completed his studies at the State Art Institute in Rome in 1986, Luciano took part in a Costume Designer competition and from the 300 applicants he was one of a few that were selected for the first ever design course to be given by Giulia Mafai, the famous Italian Costume Designer
He graduated with the highest marks possible in his final diploma and began working first as a volunteer and later as an assistant to various professionals; Giulia Mafai included.
During this time he had also begun to do work in his own right as a Costume Designer for both Cinema and the Theatre. The costumes for the Harold Pinter premier of The Basement and Arthur Miller’s Clara were both the work of Luciano. Both of these were staged at a major festival in Italy.
He went on to spend several years designing Costumes for both prominent Opera Houses and Theatre Companies worldwide before turning his hand to the world of Film & TV.
The year 2005 brought the first international film, a co-pro between Spain and Italy, entitled Los Borgia by Antonio Hernandez. His work on this awarded him a nomination for Best Costume Design at the Premio GoyaAwards (Spain’s National Film Awards). Then in 2008 he won 1st prize at the Festival International Cinéma et Costumes (France) and in 2009, 1st prize at the Premios Corona, Spain.
In 2007 his Costumes for Ritorno a Rivombrosa, Directed by Stefano Alleva went on to win the Costume prize at The Rome Fiction Festival. In 2008 he started working on Doctor Clown, a TV series Directed by Maurizio Nichetti and that same year Supervised the Costume Design for Ti Stramo directed by both Pino Insegno & Gianluca Sodaro.
His next project Il falco e la Colomba set in 16th Century Rome was praised by critics and public alike for his stunning work; thus earning him the reputation; without the shadow of a doubt, a Beautiful Designer.
Luciano's experience spans period Costume design through to contemporary design with a strong emphasis on historical high-end TV Drama.