Nicola Formichetti’s New Label Will Involve Solar Power

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 19:  Nicola Formichetti after the Thierry Mugler: Paris Fashion Week Menswear A/W 2011 show as part of Paris Menswear Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011-2012 on January 19, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Eric Ryan/Getty Images)
Nicola Formichetti. Photo: Eric Ryan/2011 Eric Ryan

Nicola Formichetti is working on a new label, titled simply "Formichetti," that he plans to launch in an online-only format sometime in 2013. He tells WWD that he wants to make clothes that could use solar power to charge the wearer's phone, or mold to the wearer's body without the need for a zipper. "We’ve been working with the same fabrics, the same techniques for hundreds of years. That’s all great, but we need something new," he says. Like ... jet packs? Definitely jet packs.