The rumours were pretty strong on the web… and got even more intense when Nicola Formichetti was officially out at Mugler! Was Lady Gaga’s stylist really heading to Diesel? The answer is yes! Formichetti is taking over the brand’s Artistic Direction.

Nicola Formichetti’s new role will not be to design the Diesel Black Gold line (this will remain in the hands of Andrea Melbostad), but he will oversee the artistic direction of the runway collection + the Diesel main line. His full input will not be felt until Fall 2014, but we will get a glimpse of what he has in mind for Diesel in the 2013 fall campaign, which should be released in August.

In the meantime, he will be leading the Diesel REBOOT tumblr page, where he intends to unveil his creative mind, and invite a whole community to take in the project.

Even though he worked with magazines such as V, Arena Homme, Dazed & Confused, Another Magazine and Vogue Homme Japan, Formichetti really made a bang thanks to his work as Lady Gaga’s stylist. This even got him the Creative Director job at MUGLER. When you look at his provocative work and edgy designs, one can only be excited to see what he will do at Diesel. I know I can’t wait to see what crazy ideas he will come up with!

If you are not familiar with his work, here’s a few looks he designed while he was in charge at MUGLER…

What do you think of these news? Do you think this is a good fit?

Lolitta xx

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