Mugler’s Japanese Resort – As creative director Nicola Formechetti and designer Sébastien Peigné look to build a new image for the Mugler brand, the resort 2013 collection offers a cohesive outing of streetwear looks with a strong Japanese influence. Structured silhouettes in a color palette of white, red, grey, black and powder pink set the tone for the new season with a futuristic direction. Pants and skirts are high-waisted while tops feature strong, almost boxy shoulders. Resort 2013 marks one of Formechetti and Peigné’s most solid collections yet. / Photos by Frederik Heyman
Mugler’s Insect Fall – For fall 2012, Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti looked towards the archives for inspiration with Thierry Mugler’s 1997 “Insect” collection. The new season plays with arthropod shapes, featuring winged shoulders, furry sleeves, high slits and insect-like cut outs. A color palette of mostly black and white lets the shapes of autumn stand out. For the final section of the show, Formichetti sent out a parade of all black with lightweight hoods and sheer sleeves.
A Pared Down Mugler – After fall’s high octane showing of stage-worthy looks and snarling models, Thierry Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti presented a toned down spring 2012 collection composed of more minimal, deconstructed looks. In hues of nude, ivory and metallic, the Mugler woman donned unconventional silhouettes with cut-outs and asymmetrical hemlines paired with lightweight outerwear. Beauty for the show included neon lips, slicked back hair and gold covered eyebrows.
The main attraction of Thierry Mugler’s fall 2011 runway presentation was undeniably Lady Gaga. The pop songstress walked the runway, was featured backstage during the livestream and the debut of her new song “Government Hooker” also served as the backing track to the show. So it seems more than appropriate that many of the looks shown were very Lady Gaga-esque under the creative direction of her friend and fashion director Nicola Formichetti. Models walked an unconventional runway, swerving back and forth between columns in high platforms and horn accessories. Sheer materials, voluminous shoulders and lingerie inspired tops dominated the outlandish show. / See the runway show in motion on YouTube