Nicola Formichetti debuted his first collection for Diesel in Venice on Thursday evening, we asked Nicola a few quick questions about the collection.
The latest collection from Diesel marks Nicola Formichetti’s first anniversary with the brand and Renzo Rosso. The collection, hosted in Venice, looks back to look forward.
Starting with three timeless ‘Diesel Icons’: Leather-Rock ‘n’ Roll, Denim and Military-Utility, Nicola used these as the foundations for the collection. They also structured the proceedings of the event, moving from the multiplicity of black and red leather looks of the first section, to the new innovations and experiments in denim of the second, to the military meets street-style of the third section. Each section was accompanied by a film by long-time collaborator, Nick Knight. There was also a special live performance from Brooke Candy. Guests included Courtney Love, Kyla La Grange and Anna Della Russo.
We asked Nicola a few quick questions a few days before his show, about his debut collection for Diesel.
What were your inspirations for the collection?
This collection is the foundation collection for my vision of Diesel in the future, we looked at the 3 core elements of the Diesel DNA : Denim / Leather / military. It was a quite instinctive approach, an honest one in unisex equal way for things I like that are at the core of Diesel such as a pair a jeans, a leather jacket and a military parka.
Why did you pick Venice to host your debut show?
Why not ! … actually this is the home of Diesel, it’s a global company but Venice is where it’s heart is.
What drew you to Diesel? What interests you about them?
I grew up with it so it felt quite natural. It was an instinctive choice to be involved.
How do you hope to change Diesel?
It’s all gonna be about the rediscovery of Diesel more than anything.
At Mugler you worked with huge stars such as Lady Gaga, will you continue to with Diesel?
Yes , actually I have a great surprise musical guest , can’t tell you more for now …
Who would you love to collaborate with?
The illuminati ?