To be honest, we haven’t seen a busier man than Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti. Besides leading the label towards stylish supremacy, he takes on the fashion director role at Uniqlo and Vogue Hommes Japan. As if juggling three jobs is not effortless enough for the Japan-born designer, he will soon expand his extensive portfolio with his very own label of apparel and accessories called Formichetti.
According to a WWD article, the creatively cunning designer will traverse the road towards absolute nonconformity as he creates a line that is high-tech and digitally-oriented. Formichetti is leaving all sense of traditionalism telling WWD, “We’ve been working with the same fabrics, the same techniques for hundreds of years. That’s all great, but we need something new.” The designer adds that he wanted to design clothes that merge everyday functionality with cutting edge technologies, which includes solar-powered apparel that double as chargers.
It was his affiliation with Lady Gaga and working for Mugler that truly pushed him to pursue his own dream. “This year I wanted to focus on my own dream. Being a stylist, you always hide behind a brand, but because of Gaga and Mugler, I needed to come out onto the scene. I had to embrace it,” he told WWD.
Even though it’ll be a year’s worth of wait as he and his team work on the technological advances he’s reaching for, just hearing about his radical and avant-garde approach has us excited. Formichetti even plans to hold the launch of his new label online in mid-2013, a leaping departure from the typical Fashion Week debut.
Image from Nicola Formichetti
With reports from WWD