Tuesday night at Top of the Standard, the French jewelry line Didier Dubot will make its New York debut, presenting its signature collection as well as a capsule with Nicola Formichetti.
In the collaboration with the Diesel creative director, panda bears take center stage. Of course! They’re his muse and mascot, appearing as gold pendants and diamond rings. “Nicopanda was my nick name,” he explains of his obsession with the Chinese fur-ball of cuteness. But no, he has never tried to adopt one — we asked.
Nicopanda can also be seen intertwined with snakes, to commemorate the Chinese Year of the Snake. Combined with Didiet Dubot’s trademark poppy motif, it makes for one trippy collection.