Nicola Formichetti debuted the brand’s runway show for Spring/Summer 2018 in London.
The collection was titled, “The Jocks, The Preps, The Punks- And The Prom Queen”, where garments reflected retro motifs from Formichetti’s favorite coming-of-age films. Mixing different tribes of style resulted in nostalgic flashbacks from school girl pleats paired with tulle and ruffles combined with sporty varsity track suits with preppy edge. Gym gear was stamped with the initials “N.F” implementing the new school that Formichetti reinstated, a place where gender and sexuality are not a factor for inclusion, just style.The metallics, lameé, soft cottons and spandex blended together well and mixed dark and light aesthetics. Ultimately the looks were serving up some serious squad goals. You are going to wish you had a seat at this school’s lunch table.
Below we interviewed Terry Barber, the MAC lead make-up artist, about his inspiration for the look.
“Basically the models for Nicopanda are all these kinds of tribes, there’s a bit of a mix of past & future, we’ve got a little section where they’ve just come out of a rave and they’re a bit sweaty, then we have a buffalo kid section where they have a really deconstructed hot red lip, a punk section, a club kid section. We have just kinda taken beauty and picking up all these things that make tribes, you know? Like subcultures . It can be anything from a little bit of Soul II Soul or a little bit of BoyGeorge. I think we got the the stage where we are kind of missing out on all the stuff you can take from music and street culture, where everything becomes a bit luxurious and so I wanted to break it down a little bit. We’ve done a retro MAC lip, all of our pro-pigments for the punk section, we have done a metallic lip with makeup mixer & platinum pigment. It’s MAC’s greatest hits basically. We didn’t want filter, it’s still quite real.”