Sunday, February 27, 2011

Nicola Formichetti

Alsdair McLellean photographer

Creative Director Thierry Mugler
Fashion Director Lady Gaga
Fashion Director Vogue Hommes Japan
Fashion Director Uniqlo

Nicola Formichetti -born in Japan in 1977 to an Italian father and a Japanese mother, his unique style is a result of his upbringing: internationally eclectic; modern and traditional; Eastern and European.

On March 2, stylist Nicola Formichetti's first women's collection for Mugler debuts at Paris Fashion Week. To hype the show, the brand is releasing one "official inspiration image" per day, which began on February 23rd. The show is called Anatomy of Change continuing the theme created for Formichetti's debut Mugler collection at Paris Men's Fashion Week which came with the premiere of a Lady Gaga track.

In the past, Nicola has worked as a fashion editor of several fashion magazines such as V Magazine, Dazed, Another, all of which he was closely involved with throughout the entire process; When not busy actualizing stories for these publications, he spent time as a consultant for a number of leading fashion brands including; Alexander McQueen,Prada, D&G, Missoni, Adidas, Nike,Levis, and MAC.

His most current notable contribution in the world of Editorial is that of Fashion Director of Vogue Hommes Japan, where he oversees each issue's production, features, and styling from start to finish.

As the stylist of musical artist Lady Gaga, Nicola has created some of the most memorable outfits and moments in recent pop culture history. As the nucleus of Haus of Gaga he is at the helm of red carpet creations, album covers, videos, and tours.

His work in creative direction now finds him at Uniqlo, and most recently he has signed on as creative director of the legendary house of Thierry Mugler.

Nicola is currently living between New York, London, Paris and Tokyo

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