Nicola Formichetti is known for a variety of reasons, including his role as the creative director for French fashion house MUGLER and, perhaps most notably, for being the stylist of and a frequent collaborator with Lady Gaga, on both a personal and professional level. In fact, Nicola is not just any guy, he is a jack of many trades, collaborating often and sharing his love of fashion and his style all over the world.
Nicola loves pandas and has a popup shop showcasing his Nicopanda line, which will soon be available online as well. I caught Nicola on Instagram, and I recognized his Hermes Birkin immediately. What I also saw was the way he dressed it up, and by dressed it up I mean he took markers to it to customize it and make it his own. Among his designs, the front of his Hermes bag actually reads “This is Nicopanda” and the back says “This bag is not for you“. Some find taking marker to a $10,000 bag a travesty, but I must say what he did to his bag stays completely on brand with who he is. What do you think of Nico’s Hermes Birkin?