With his much anticipated Mugler Man AW12 collection making its runway debut, Milan Fashion Week was abuzz during the aftermath of the show...Such an eclectic and beautifully turned out show was always expected from Mugler, yet the fashion glitterati have been praising Formichetti like he was a fledgling graduate.
Now...to the collection!
Obviously, the tailoring was exquisite. Classic suits where given a new lease of life with minimalist lapels and excessive volume, alongside the metallic colours, patent leather and glittered fabric used. This unconventional approach gave the models the classic Mugler 'Alienesque' look...toned down for AW12, but with the exaggerated form it was undeniably still a staple.
The 'Highway man' cape made an appearance several times, in oxblood, navy and black...VERY in key with the 'Victorian poet' trend...but again with the very noticeable Mugler twist: vivid prints and OTT volume. Maybe also a nod to previous superhero inspired collections? I LOVE the half cape combined with the full length coat, futuristic and classic all rolled into one.
The sci-fi influences where out in force too, especially in the glittered/metallic sleeveless pieces and Neo/Matrix leather ensemble (Leather trench??? ADORE!) Mugler/Formichetti do this look very well, I love the way with every season this style is seamlessly merged with whatever trend Is 'current'...merging present and future trends is a difficult task I can imagine, yet Mugler always deliver it!
Anyway, here are my favourite looks from the collection...you can view the show in its entirety over on Formichetti's blog!