Mugler

February 27, 2013 by  
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Mugler

January 28, 2013 by  
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“Easy and cute” are not words we ever thought we’d hear Nicola Formichetti utter in regards to his Mugler collection, but nearly two years in, the creative director and his design partner, Sébastien Peigné, have learned a lot about customers, and how big a part relatability plays in making a sale. There was still something futuristic going on in the label’s first-ever pre-fall collection. Maybe it was just more down-to-earth.

It was certainly far-ranging. Formichetti mentioned the sixties, the eighties, and the nineties (both Lady Miss Kier’s nineties and Kurt Cobain’s). That contributed to the something-for-everyone feeling: proper skirtsuits in a novelty wool from Japan, separates in a psychedelic print from Mugler’s archives, and furs in colors that “look like you can eat them,” as well as the pointy-shouldered jackets, perfectos, and body-conscious dresses they’ve been doing since the beginning.

Formichetti said they’re working on the Fall collection, and “feeling the sweet vibe.” Before the show, he’ll be in New York to promote Mugler’s new bag range. The star of the collection is the Naboo; his fans will be pleased to note that it’s got his sci-fi stamp all over it.
—Nicole Phelps
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Mugler

August 13, 2012 by  
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Since Nicola Formichetti and Sébastien Peigné took over at Mugler last year, their runway shows have been strictly high-concept. Emphasizing the sales-floor viability of their aesthetic hasn’t been the priority. So it was interesting to encounter the pair in a showroom setting, pointing out the similarities and differences between the editorial pieces “for magazines” and their commercial equivalents.

Resort is their most relatable work so far. Inspired, they said, by Asia, flags, the Olympics, and the work of New York illustrator Mel Odom, with whom they collaborated on a kissing print, they focused much of their attention on tailoring. High-waisted, full-leg trousers will find buyers, as will little leather Perfecto jackets and boxy, man-size T-shirts. The “runway” versions of the color-blocked flag tees were printed many times over for a rubbery sheen that shows up in the lookbook pics. The “real world” styles were printed less often, which not only lowers the price but makes them softer. Not the kind of details that will earn them Facebook “likes,” but vital nonetheless. Something else important to the brand and the bottom line: Formichetti and Peigné will be launching Mugler’s handbag range at the show in September.
—Nicole Phelps
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