Creative director, Nicola Formichetti, played to a crowd which included Leigh Lezark and Azealia Banks, offering up a collection that eschewed the cinched-in waists and signature sculpted silhouettes of Thierry Mugler’s heyday but one which spoke of respect and acknowledgement for the prestigious fashion house. The spring summer wardrobe at Mugler was all about perfectly tailored dresses, made to fit like a second skin with lines that flickered and fluttered as the models moved along the runway. Knife-pleats created twists to dresses while leather robe-like jackets folded over the body just so in shades of chestnut and charcoal. Japanese references found their way into the capsule via taekwondo sashes drawn tight through black chiffon trousers and patent mini dresses with slashed sides. An Oriental favourite in lacquer inspired the use of varnished lambskin, while patent burgundy tops resembled armour akin to samurai warriors. Colour was rich and luxurious combining hues of exotic jade, creamy toffee, vibrant satsuma and velvety grape. The designer’s muse, none other than Lady Gaga, unveiled her segue into rap featured on her latest track, Cake, by debuting it at the show, proving that some elements of Mugler’s love of all things corsetted remains in vogue.
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