Lady Gaga's stylist takes time out to launch Nicopanda collection

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 09 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 09 May, 2012, 12:00am


With Lady Gaga bringing her carnival to town last week, Mother Monster's entourage was also out and about. Famous Gaga stylist Nicola Formichetti, who is also creative director of fashion brand Mugler, hosted two events on Friday, when Gaga had a night off. He used his spare day to launch his Nicopanda collection at Lane Crawford.

The series, featuring a cartoon panda that the designer says represents his alter ego - because of his Asian heritage - includes T-shirts, totes and a mahjong set, exclusive to the upscale store.

Formichetti mingled with fans in Lane Crawford's Tsim Sha Tsui shop, signing the Nicopanda novelties, then moved on to party with fashionistas and the celebrity crowd in Central's IFC Mall.

'The panda is me, you see,' Formichetti said, flashing a panda tattoo.

The designer was super-friendly, posing for photos with fans. He even got creative, using photography software on a computer in the store to take photos of himself with his followers.

Asked about Gaga's Hong Kong concerts, Formichetti said: 'It's been great, but you could have screamed a bit louder!' Perhaps nothing's too loud for Gaga's gang.

Guests dressed accordingly for the party. Model Jennifer Tse Ting-ting wore a black lace bralet and leather mini-skirt, while style maven Hilary Tsui Ho-ying donned a white see-through Johanna Ho x Oh My God dress with towering Alexander McQueen heels.