Breaking News: Nicola Formichetti Joins Diesel After Leaving House of Mugler

Ranjit Rodricks , 04 Apr 2013
Renzo Rosso with Nicola Formichetti
Renzo Rosso with Nicola Formichetti

So two days ago, we told you that Nicola Formichetti has left the House of Mugler after just two years. Today however, we got a press release telling us that he’s now joined Diesel as Artistic Director.

Here’s what they sent us: Hell, yes! Diesel ignites yet another firestorm by appointing Nicola Formichetti to be the commander-in-chief of the brave army that will spread Diesel’s marching orders far and wide. Starting with FW’13, the multifaceted, volatile, OTT stylist, designer and social media star will become the new artistic director of the lifestyle brand.

Nicola's "Mugler Moments" on Instagram
Nicola’s “Mugler Moments” on Instagram

“I finally met somebody as crazy as I am,” said Renzo Rosso, founder of Diesel. “Nicola shares my vision and I find it incredibly inspiring to work with him: two creative planets are colliding to generate fresh, mad, insane ideas. With his help, I want to break more rules and bring the real Diesel to a new generation.”

Nicola's tweet
Nicola’s tweet

Says Nicola, “When Renzo asked me, I remembered that Diesel and I are all about the same things. No rules! It’s about being empowered, it’s about being free. It’s a positive revolution. We’re going to REBOOT! Hit refresh! That’s our first project: we’re ripping apart everything to re-build something bigger. I want to get the creative young people around the world to be part of the process.”

How excited are you about this new collaboration? I’m thrilled to bits.

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