Friday, May 29, 2015

Formichetti: Man who Brought Mulger to Life

Nicola Formichetti (Italian pronunciation: [niˈkɔːla formiˈketti]; born 31 May 1977) is an Italian-Japanese fashion director and fashion editor. He is most widely known as the artistic director of the Italian fashion label Diesel, and for being a frequent collaborator with singer-songwriter and performance artist Lady Gaga. He worked two years (September 2010 – April 2013) with the French fashion house Mugler as artistic director.

Formichetti is also known as fashion director of Vogue Hommes Japan, is a contributing editor of several other fashion magazines, and is fashion director for the clothing company Uniqlo.. In November 2010 he was named one of the "most influential creative forces working in fashion today. The following month he was awarded the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at the 2010 British Fashion Awards.

2 years ago, Formichetti leaves Mulger! Why?

If you thought designer musical chairs had come to a halt, think again: Nicola Formichetti has left Thierry Mugler.
After two years on the job, Formichetti has decided to part ways with Mugler after reaching a "mutual agreement" with the brand, Women's Wear Daily reports. The designer has become known not only for his celebrity best friends like Lady Gaga (who's walked the Mugler runway) and Kim Kardashian, but also for the success he brought to the fashion house.
After Nicolas Ghesquière and Stefano Pilato's unceremonious departures from their respective design gigs, we're a little curious to know why Formichetti would leave Mugler. Does he have bigger and better things in the works? Will he become a full-time fashion editor now? Was he fired? The 35-year-old only offered us a cryptic hint on Twitter yesterday, tweeting, "Big announcements coming this week!!"
As for the folks at Mugler, they're currently working on a new strategy, but there doesn't seem to be any bitterness on their end. "[Nicola Formichetti] will be a historical part of the Mugler legacy and known as the force that catapulted us forward,” Joel Palix, director general of Mugler, told WWD.
Here's hoping Nicola Formichetti really does have something "big" up his sleeve!

Brothers of Arcadia: Thierry Mugler Men’s X-Rated Video

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In the art world there’s a fine line between avant-garde and obscene. It’s all very grey. More often than not, fashion designers push the boundaries of their advertisements, sometimes to the point at which their campaigns are banned from running.
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Thierry Mugler’s then-Creative Director and stylist to Lady Gaga, Nicola Formichetti is the latest in our industry to stir the pot. For Mugler Men’s Spring/Summer campaign, Formichetti directed a video short called “Brothers of Arcadia”. It debuted on YouTube yesterday, already NSFW (Not Something For Work).
However, an uncensored, x-rated version has surfaed today on porn site It’s a very unusual strategy for a fashion house.

I was interested in the idea of fantasy, dreams and voyeurism,” Formichetti says. “I was looking at Italian Neo-Realist cinema and then, post-that, where Fellini and Pasolini become more about myth and fantasy.
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At the same time, I loved the idea and accessibility of pornography and everyday voyeurism on Xtube. Fashion is always referencing pornography, so there was an element in doing this film of just ‘cutting out the middleman,’ but it is an erotic fashion film nonetheless.
The film featuring music by Jessica 6 features male models Matthieu Charneau, Travis Cannata (Ford D), Esmir Redzepagic (Red), Peter Pagan, Justin Barnhill (Click), Ellie Ross (One Management), and Nomi Ruiz of Jessica 6.

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Wonderful World of Thierry Mulger

Thierry Mugler (1948)

The French designer epitomized 1980s sexy and powerful style with his sculptural garments that reshaped and sublimated women's bodies. Innovative in his forms as well as materials, playing with vinyl, leather and metal, he also imagined extravagant shows presented like true spectacles. He now practices other artistic disciplines such as photography, costume design and production.