Wednesday, 29 June 2011


If there is one designer who throughout the decades has re-defined the modern woman and moulded perceptions of the femme fatale more than any other, It is of course Mugler.

Over the last three decades, the Mugler house has constantly challenged feminine identity and its expression, through the use of bold silhouettes, ground breaking materials and fantasy inspired design. The masculine/feminine dichotomy is turned on its head frequently, mixing the two to create sexy womenswear with a distinctive masculine edge.I love Mugler's ability to fleet from the chic and sophisticated 'classic' style to the empowered and other-worldly.

Muglers collections are always fresh and inspired, leaving viewers on the seat edge, clueless as to what to expect next. Each collection have courted controversy in Its own unique way; from the dominatrix inspired pieces of the AW 90/91 collection to the articulated 'La Chimere' dress almost a decade later. Mugler never fails to create a sense of fantasy, he creates worlds where women are free to take on the shape of insects, aliens, ice queens and even Harley Davidsons!

With the Mugler helm recently moving to the hands of Nicola Formichetti, the label has a bright future ahead of it. Formichetti, the stylist responsible for  many of Lady Gaga's looks has impressed followers of fashion around the world with his recent collections for the French label. The brand has taken a step back to traditional tailoring and sleek, fitted cuts, albeit all with a classic Mugler twist.

Here a few of my favourite pieces from the FW 10/11 collection. Photo source

Formichetti released images of his upcoming SS 2012 collection on his own blog, and I have to say I LOVE the colour palette and the obvious early Mulger-inspired pieces.

The SS 2012 Menswear collection made Its first outing earlier this week, and I must say I love the direction Its taken. The use of armour, sequins, leather, denim and lycra is distinctly different to the FW 2011/2012 collection which saw an abundance of rubber, liquid latex and 'technical chiffon'.

Here are a few of the looks that stood out to me as the best of the collection, visit Formichetti's blog to view the rest of the collection 

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