Italian/Japanese fashion director and fashion editor. He is most widely known as the new artistic director for the Italian fashion label Diesel, and for being a frequent collaborator with singer-songwriter and performance artist Lady Gaga.
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He worked two years with the French fashion house Mugler as artistic director. Nicola Formichetti is also known as fashion director of Vogue Hommes Japan, and is fashion director for the clothing company Uniqlo.
Jonathan William Anderson – who started out designing menswear in 2008 and soon expanded into womenswear – likes to muddy the line between masculine and feminine, crafting tomboyish looks that work on both sexes. His playful boy-meets-girl ensembles have, in just a few seasons, won him a rapturous following from young London trendsetters such as Alexa Chung, as well as highly coveted collaboration deals with youth-oriented labels such as Topshop and Versus.
In September 2013 it was announced that the Irish-born designer is Spanish label Loewe’s new creative director.
“The clothes fascinate me not just because of how they look and are made but because of the women who wore them, the really extraordinary women who inspired their couturiers.” (Hamish Bowles, Vogue Editor)
“He can tell you not only how a Chanel dress was made, but also who wore it and possibly even who the lady was romancing at the time,” wrote The New York Times in 2001.