Nicopanda's Angelic Rebels

Nicopanda's Angelic Rebels

Determined not to miss a thing about his Nicopanda S/S '16 collection, designer, and contributing V fashion editor, Nicola Formichetti asked photographer Angelo Balassone to capture all he could. Good thing he did, too; the day ended up being more special than most

Determined not to miss a thing about his Nicopanda S/S '16 collection, designer, and contributing V fashion editor, Nicola Formichetti asked photographer Angelo Balassone to capture all he could. Good thing he did, too; the day ended up being more special than most

Photography: Angelo Balassone

Styling: Nicola Formichetti

What inspired the collection?

NICOLA FORMICHETTI Punks and Ballerinas! This collection delves into the romanticism of those two worlds, bringing together the essence of edginess and grunge with the refined and ethereal. Remaining true to the core of the brand, this collection is once again genderless and ageless.

How did you find the location for the presentation?

NF I wanted a space that completely contrasted the collection, somewhere unexpected. I loved the club and its clash of old meets new. Plus, it’s one of New York’s best-kept secrets.

How was it seeing Lady Gaga?

NF Emotional—we haven't seen as much as we would have liked over the years, so it was a very special moment to share with her.

What was the idea behind this shoot diary?

NF I wanted to document the [presentation] day from my point of view. It’s always so crazy; you miss moments.

What inspired the casting?

NF David Hamilton’s entire aesthetic inspired the casting. We wanted a lot of our cast to feel angelic and the other half rebellious.

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