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.
David Koma is Mugler’s new artistic director. The London-based designer – who starts his new role in January – will unveil his first collection for the brand in June with pre-collection, before making his catwalk debut in September during Paris Fashion Week. Koma replaces Nicola Formichetti, who left the French fashion house in April to join Diesel as artistic director. The designer’s arrival marks the first stage of rebranding for Mugler, with a renewed focus on women’s ready-to-wear.