Panda lovers, club kids and fashion devotees showed up to this week’s opening of Nicola Formichetti’s pop up shop Nicopanda Ho Ho Ho. Nicola was until recently, the man behind the wonder that is Lady Gaga’s wardrobe. Not only is he one of the world’s most important fashion influencers right now, but he is also the creative director at Thierry Mugler and Diesel. His own brand, Nicopanda, was lauched in Tokyo last year and his New York pop up will be open for just 15 days.
The clothes at the store are pure Japanese style. Neon hats, panda jackets, t-shirts and ball-caps, but there will also be items from other fashion brands Nicola loves. The store officially opens today and every day there will be a surprise performance or appearance. There will be daily photos with what one can only imagine to be the world’s coolest Santa and according to the Nicopanda press people, drunken elves will be on hand to wrap your gifts… Ho Ho Ho!Nicopanda Ho Ho Ho Pop Up. 50 White Street. TriBeCa. NY. 10013. Opens 13 December – 23 December 2013