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Nicola Formichetti is Diesel’s new Creative Director. The designer will serve as the brand’s first artistic director and will oversee product design, marketing, communications and interior design. “It’s a reboot” says Formichetti in this behind the scenes video produced by Diesel.

Nicola Formichetti and Diesel's Reno Rosso

Diesel Reno Rosso & Nicola Formichetti

“I finally met somebody as crazy as I am,” said Renzo Rosso, founder of Diesel. “Nicola shares my vision and I find it incredibly inspiring to work with him: two creative planets are colliding to generate fresh, mad, insane ideas. With his help, I want to break more rules and bring the real Diesel to a new generation.”

Though Formichetti just left his post as designer for Thierry Mugler two days ago, this new partnership has actually been in the works for about a year and a half. According to WWD, Rosso walked into a Formichetti pop-up store in September 2011 that was designed to look like a ‘bombed-out disco,’ and was blown away.

Formichetti has plans to also launch Diesel Couture. Check out this fashion video produced by Diesel to introduce Nicola Formichetti and follow the hashtag #DieselReboot on Twitter for more.