Mugler
By Anna Glassman

SCI-FI PARODY Paris: Nothing short of retro-experimentalism is expected at Mugler and for F/W 13 the inspiration was suitably vintage sci-fi. Outfitted in uniforms …

Jan 16, 2013
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SCI-FI PARODY
Paris: Nothing short of retro-experimentalism is expected at Mugler and for F/W 13 the inspiration was suitably vintage sci-fi. Outfitted in uniforms which could have come straight from the set of kitschy movies like Mars Attacks!, Mugler’s soldiers were seriously protected by full length monochrome jumpsuits, strapped on Kevlar vests and military cargo shirts. But this was something of a parody, and the fun factor arrived via cartoon-worthy cobalt blues and pinks, satin tuxedos and brocade trousers paired with Tron-esque symbols. When approached with caution, creative director Nicola Formichetti’s whimsical throwbacks, such as colorblocked 80s outerwear, were a quirky success. —Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Fitted and tapered / Oversized & round

Color: Black / Concrete grey / Cobalt / Vibrant pink / Pumice / Coral / White / Neon yellow / Camel / Highlighter green

Key Items: Bodysuits / Vests / Neoprene bomber jackets / Jodhpur trousers / Cargo jackets / Satin suiting / Field shirts / Fine gauge knit tops / Military overcoats

Materials: Neoprene / Twill / Wool blends / Satin / Nylon / Felt / Latex

Print + Pattern: Triangle graphics / Crest graphics / Stripes / Colorblocking

Details + Trim: Straps / Buckles / Cargo pockets / Snaps / Drawstrings / Self belts / Contrast pockets / Standup collars / Velcro closures

Accessories + Footwear: Combat boots / Leather gloves / Oxfords with contrast soles / Suede monk strap loafers

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