Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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MUGLER FOR THE MASSES
Paris: When Nicola Formichetti and Sébastien Peigné took over Mugler in 2011, the story focused on Formichetti’s experience as a stylist and Lady Gaga’s costumer with little attention paid to the actual clothes he designed. This Spring buyers and consumers alike may take notice of the increasingly commercial Mugler collections, which this time centered on flirtatious mini dresses, boxy t-shirt shapes and a-line skirts. Diffusing Theirry Mugler’s classic panel construction into tiered patent leather flaps, the designers made this robotic detail approachable, and played against easy to wear silk blouses even the most experimental pieces had potential. Sexy and futuristic but realistically aspirational, S/S 13 could finally bring Mugler to the masses.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Hourglass / Fit & flare / A-line / Skinny
Color: Pumice / Camel / Oxblood / Canary yellow / Pumpkin / Gunmetal / Rust / Aqua / Mint / Black / Marigold
Key Items: Tailored mini dresses / Tap shorts / Leather tunic tops / Molded a-line miniskirts / Boxy t-shirt tops / Skinny leather trousers
Materials: Duchesse satin / Patent leather / Shiny silks / Matte leather
Print + Pattern: Abstract colorblocking
Details + Trim: Accordion pleating / Accentuated shoulders / Slit necklines / Ribbed corset constructions / Folding / Tiered construction / Self belts / Slits
Accessories + Footwear: Simple wide strap sandals / Tortoiseshell ankle boots and clutches / Corset belts
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