NICOLA FORMICHETTI: The Art of Deconstruction

April 09, 2013 1:26 PM

Between the time of the confirmation of his departure and the publication of this article, you certainly had time to digest the new news about Nicola Formichetti. So yes, the famous stylist can no longer claim to be the creative director of Mugler. The shock of this news has caused the fashion world in turmoil. Whether you agree or not, it was certain that the passage of Formichetti at Mugler could not last. Not that it would not work over time, but because Nicola has this need to destroy everything better rebuild his work, himself. And he said it best with us when he told TWELV why is fashion so interesting to him: “What interests me about fashion is to destroy it in a way and then to recreate it – probably something I got from English punk subcultures.”

Reviving Mugler through his unique vision, with livestreams of his shows, backstage access, major means used in shows and collections, the panda-loving designer has placed himself amongst the most influential creative directors of the industry in only two years. It was therefore not surprising that after the announcement of his departure from Mugler, we have learned that Diesel would associate with him for a project called DieselReboot. “We’re ripping apart everything to re-build something bigger”, said Formichetti about his new title as the artistic director of the brand founded by Renzo Rosso.

The plan to “mobilize an emerging global creative community to collaborate with him”, through the  exciting Tumblr – dieselreboot.tumblr.com -, perfectly sums up what he told us last year in our last issue: “I collaborate with everyone on the web”. In the pure logic of things, we would be tempted to believe that he will continue his work on democratizing fashion, and involve as many people around the world to his world and his work. “I'm not an elitist so I want to share what I'm doing with everyone”.

The legend-in-the-making designer has still a lot of things to show us. So let's take a sit and enjoy what he is planning for us in the next coming weeks...

 

by Eric Waroll

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