The sophomore collection from Nicola Formichetti's label.

The follow up to SS15’s mainline debut, Nicopanda AW15 is a full on subcultural assault, from the punk erring PVC and preppy pointed collars to the high school varsity and cyber goth neons, the latter a significant departure from the initial offering’s heavy pastel presence.

Described by Nicola Formichetti (Papa Nicopanda, if you will), as “Harajuku meets downtown New York”, the unisex label this season pays homage to Kawaii and disco, clashing influences from the industry’s much favoured and consistently duplicated eras of ‘70-‘79 and ‘90-‘99.

With a diverse casting situation – a la Formichetti’s Diesel tenure – the look book, above, places each look on a new character, a practice much underused within traditional circles.

Elsewhere Nicola’s personal doodles form custom embroidered lace, ruffles own it, and the designer’s pet dogs Tank and Bambi are honoured with bags titled after them.


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