Last night we previewed the amazing “BOFFO Building Fashion” series. Now at 50 Walker St., you can catch the first collaboration, as man-for-all seasons Nicola Formichetti (Mugler Creative Director, Vogue Hommes Japan/UNIQLO/Lady Gaga Fashion Director) gets his own temporary concept shop “Nicola’s.”
Architects Gage/Clemenceau created the space. Mark Foster Gage described the plans in the SundayArts Fashion Preview: “We’re hoping to push the envelope as much as much as we possibly can, and do something radical. You’ll see Nicola’s work, not just from head-on but, from thousands of different angles. When you’re walking through this space it’ll be like being inside a crazy fashion disco ball.”
Formichetti describes the multi-dimensional experience as “an opportunity to look directly into my head. Visitors get to see my work with Mugler and collaborations with magazines as well as the work I’ve created with Lady Gaga. It’s everything I love in one store.”
Nicola’s has a variety of items on view and for purchase, including iPhone/iPad cases, t-shirts, jewelry, limited edition Mugler and exclusive pieces by other designers .
The space also includes video installations. Below, Mugler model and muse “Rico the Zombie Boy” manipulates his own virtual-reality image on the catwalk.
Catch “Nicola’s” at 50 Walker St. through September 21. Store hours: Monday-Saturday from 12-7 PM and Sundays 12-6 PM.