Mugler Menswear Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2013

January 17, 2013 by  
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Future meets wintersport; at Mugler tough looking men wearing full on winter gear introduced us to next year’s fashion. Their black and army green looks mixed with leather gloves seemed like obvious futuristic ensembles. While neon pink, bright blue and green neoprene bodysuits with strong shoulders felt right for any kind of snowy destination. If those pants were just a little less shiny, those army jackets got more tailored and those models looked slightly less robot-like we could totally see these designs doing well next fall.

Mugler Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2013

September 27, 2012 by  
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She was not attending the show herself, yet Mugler still had a touch of Gaga as her new rap song ‘Cake’ was the show’s soundtrack. Clothes didn’t feel very Gaga compared to last season’s over the top creations. This time around Nicola Formichetti and Sébastien Peigné opted for simpler pieces, yet that didn’t mean things got dull…

Structured looks followed each other on the runway. Dresses had architectural skirts and graphic shoulders. Pieces were folded, in line with the origami trend we spotted at some many other shows. And the Eastern influences continued in a kimono style gold printed top.

Gorgeous were the creations in which think patent leather and sheer organza were brought together. A burgundy dress with a layered skirt  and a mustard yellow skirt with printed top, all in patent leather, were the true showpieces.

New were the Mugler handbags, which Formichetti himself carried on to the runway as he made his appearance.

For Mugler next summer is all about picking up the trends started this season (burgundy, patent leather, eastern influences, structured shapes) and taking them to a whole new level.


Mugler Menswear Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2013

June 28, 2012 by  
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Nicola Formichetti, creative director of Mugler, choose an aquatic theme for his menswear-collection. He and menswear designer Romain Kremer brought in a new tailoring team and focused at fundamentals — jackets, pants and shirts — “without being too extreme,” as Formichetti said. The suits had a muscular presence. The look was sharp, with structured shoulders, no lapels, and attached, cutout tops revealing shards of skin. The theme worked well for graphic scuba tops and sleek trenchcoats in sea foam green or oil-slick black.

Mugler Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2012

March 1, 2012 by  
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At Mugler, the creative director Nicola Formichetti and designer Sébastien Peigné,  linked directly to Thierry Mugler. Their point of reference was the designer’s 1997 “insects” couture collection, with supermodels in patent leather and bug-eyed masks. It resulted in a subtle translation  like in the pattern of a black and white dress with super-sized shoulders and glossy black croc appliqués on a sheer form-fitting dress.

Mugler Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2012

June 23, 2011 by  
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For his Mugler ss2012-collection Nicola Formichetti was inspired by a lot of stuff:  the storytellers of Italian cinema, Fellini and Pasolini; Japanese comics;  Herb Ritts and Bruce Weber; sport; Greek mythology. So Greek gods, muscled boys, and tattooed punks all appeared on the runway often spattered in glitter.

Despite all the show, the collection does have salable items: stonewashed skinny jeans, pleated shorts, T-shirts, swimwear. There was also a huge role for the color green, in the clothes as in the lightning – which represented the blood of the digital era, according to Formichetti.  This sounds really like Thierry Mugler.

Mugler Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2011

January 20, 2011 by  
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On Wednesday night we witnessed the rebirth of fashion label Thierry Mugler. Not only because the new creative director Nicole Formichetti debuted his first collection for the label. But also cause as of today the label is called just ‘Mugler’ (incl. a brand new logo).

Many came to witness Nicola Formichetti’s debut collection for Mugler, while Formichetti has been responsible for many of Lady Gaga’s looks (he was her stylist). Of course everyone was hoping the diva would turn up herself, but she was nowhere to be found. We did hear her brand new song playing during the fashion show, though. Gaga was even mentioned as the ‘musical director of this menswear project’ in Mugler’s show notes.

On his debut collection Formichetti worked together with Romain Kremer (who already worked for the brand before) and together they did one hell of a job. The show was full of daring menswear, like extremely wide and padded trousers, long (sometimes belted) jackets and tops revealing the mens’ bellies. Not to mention all the latex and the extreme tattoos, masks and make-up the models had on; very scary!

Shades of blue, black and olive green passed by as well as a bright orange color.  Towards the end of the show the models wore some kind of transparent veils over their heads. It looked scary and crazy, but at least they had fun with it.

Now let’s hope Formichetti will be as successful at Mugler as he was with Gaga and the label is back in business!

Thierry Mugler Catwalk Fashion Show Menswear FW09

January 23, 2009 by  
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Thierry Mugler Catwalk Fashion Show Menswear SS09

June 28, 2008 by  
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