Nicopanda's SS19 Serves 2000s Realness

Nicopanda's SS19 Serves 2000s Realness

Designer Nicola Formichetti got the party started at LFW.

Designer Nicola Formichetti got the party started at LFW.

Text: Zoe Elefterin

Nicola Formichetti’s years as a young club kid came to life on the London Fashion Week runway with his SS19 ready-to-wear Collection for his punky brand Nicopanda. Situated in a dilapidated warehouse in Covent Garden, a giant glittering disco ball and booming club music by Basement Jaxx and Kim Petras set the scene.

An unapologetic menagerie of cheetah print mixed with “anarchy” emblazoned jumpsuits, this show rung in the 90’s club kid nostalgia with gender ambiguous looks topped off with cowboy hats, flaming socks, and some classic drag brows peeking out from geometric cycling sunglasses.

Shiny checkerboard-patterned windbreakers were expertly followed by chunky hoodies trimmed with bright-pink tulle that read “R.I.P. Disco” while other pieces paid homage to John Waters’ Drag Queen muse, Divine.

Closing with six tinsel-haired Nicopanda nymphs dressed in perfectly simple shimmering miniskirts and graphic tees adorned with bold illustrations and friendly reminders to “don’t be a drag” and to “just be a queen”, courtesy of their Merch by Amazon's capsule collection with New York artist, Hilton Dresden.

Check out some of our favorite SS19 Nicopanda get-ups below!

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