The designer will leave his post at the end of the year
Nicola Formichetti will leave his post as artistic director of Diesel at the end of this year, according to the Instagram post he made on Monday.
The Italian-Japanese designer, who was Diesel’s first artistic director starting in 2013, started as artistic director of Mugler from 2010 to 2013. It was stints as editor at Dazed & Confused and V Magazine that launched his career, and he’s also been a frequent collaborator with Lady Gaga.
“I’m sad to announce that at the end of this year I will be stepping down as artistic director of @diesel,” Formichetti captioned a photo of himself alongside Renzo Rosso, president of Diesel’s parent company, Only the Brave. “Thank you all at diesel for the most amazing 5years!! And thank you @renzorosso for allowing me to be creative. It was so much fun!!! Wishing Diesel all the best for the next chapter.”
It seems like a positive departure, which could mean exciting announcements on the horizon from Formichetti. Creative directors leaving has been a trend, however, in the last few months with Jonathan Saunders’s at DVF and David Koma’s departure from Mugler. There’s been no word yet on who will replace Formichetti.