Posts Tagged ‘Nicola Formichetti’

DUH FRIDAYS at Hotel Americano

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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DUH FRIDAYS at Hotel Americano

Brought to life by rapper Alex Chapman, Joe Grun, and Zac Sebastian, Prôject 518 is now in its third week of creating a fresh alternative to the downtown New York party scene. More popularly known as Duh Fridays, the party resides in the basement of Chelsea’s Hôtel Americano, famed for its minimalist urban ryokan aesthetic.  The party has had a strong start thus far with performances from the likes of rappers Junglepussy and Le1f, along with DJ sets by musician Theophilus London, fashion photographer Leslie Kirchhoff, and host Alex Chapman himself. A home base for downtown personalities to unwind with their friends, ‘Duh Fridays’ has an unparalleled intimate energy.  With next week’s lineup including a DJ set by creative director Vashtie alongside host Frankie Sharp, the party has a promising future that is sure to become a permanent installation for New York partygoers.
Words by Leila Samïi — Photos by Zac Sebastian

Nicopanda Pop Up

Monday, December 23rd, 2013


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Nicopanda Pop Up

In an act of holiday defiance, newly appointed Diesel art director Nicola Formichetti’s studio has been transformed into a Nicopanda pop up store open for the holiday season.  Envisioned by Formichetti’s assistant Prince Franco, the shop merges downtown culture, fashion, and performance into a collaborative space inspired by Franco’s childhood trips to laser tag arenas. Nicopanda inspired graffiti illuminated by black lights envelop the entire studio, creating a neon haven for downtown culture that offsets the neutral area of Tribeca. Along with the newly designed holiday Nicopanda gear, visitors can pick up last minute gifts from downtown designers such as Forfex, Illesteva and Baron Von Fancy.  Performances by musicians such as Ian Isiah and Princess Nokia (Wavy Spice) as well as an in house production studio available to shoppers are just two ways in which the Nicopanda team is turning an otherwise linear activity into an all-encompassing event.
Photo and report by Leila Samïi



Thursday, November 14th, 2013


New Diesel artistic director Nicola Formichetti tributes to the DNA of the brand by creating its first capsule collection, #DIESEL TRIBUTE
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— Worldwide launch of the denim capsule collection #DIESEL TRIBUTE was on the 1st November 2013
— Worldwide launch of the leather capsule collection #DIESEL TRIBUTE will be in February 2014