MUGLER – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW
For the Thierry Mugler Fall 2012 show, creative director, Nicola Formichetti, and his head of women’s design, Sébastien Peigné, looked to the Mugler archives, drawing from the 1997 collection, “Insect.” Mugler played with arthropod shapes this season, giving jackets and midi dresses winged shoulders, huge, furry sleeves, high slits, and insect-like cutouts. The looks were largely in black and white highlighting the intense construction that went into every garment, mimicking the segmented bodies of bugs. Formichetti also drew upon “the idea of the Japanese warrior and the ‘maximal minimalism’ of the music of Ryuichi Sakamoto,” to differentiate his collection from its Mugler roots. The result was a surprisingly intimate collection from Formichetti, with more focus put on good fashion than pomp and spectacle.
Fashion Week Coverage Directed by Indira Cesarine
Text by Emily Kirkpatrick