DIESEL GOES BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH NICOLA FORMICHETTI'S FORMIDABLE 'FOUNDATIONAL' COLLECTION
What better place to host and inspire the first collection from Nicola Formichetti as Artistic Director of Diesel?
With this foundational collection, Diesel celebrates the first anniversary of Nicola Formichetti’s role with the brand and his working relationship with Diesel’s founder, Renzo Rosso. It is a collection that, in many ways, looks back to look forward, that has its roots in the city of Venice, but just like the city and Diesel itself, essentially has a global view.
“I was always interested in fashion from the street and Diesel is about that. I grew up with Diesel,” says Nicola Formichetti. “This collection is almost like going back to where I began as a stylist, when I first moved from Italy to London; being young, looking at global fashion from Italy, Japan and London, all places where the street was key. I wanted to have that feeling back, that Nineties feeling of a world of possibilities, that feeling when I discovered Diesel. It was fun, it was fashion and non-fashion – it was beyond fashion.”
“A big part of Diesel is about collaboration and creativity, it is one of the things I like most about it. And as Renzo says, Diesel’s not about fashion, it’s about creativity” explains Nicola Formichetti.
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