Fashionista contributor Long Nguyen is the co-founder/style director of Flaunt.
PARIS–One of the greatest things about fashion in the digital age is a designer’s ability to use images and ideas to encapsulate the reality of his or her clothes.
At last night’s second showing of the Mugler men’s spring collection in the vast hall of the Galérie de Mineralogie, creative director Nicola Formichetti gave a straightforward explanation in his press notes, which were placed inside a 4×6 black and white catalog entitled Brothers of Arcadia.
“I was interested in the idea of fantasy, dreams, and voyeurism. I also like the idea of modern and ancient myths. So I suppose this project is a combination of the two things: there are surfers, footballers, porn stars and classical gods all rolled into one here.”
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It’s been a rumor for over three months, and now it’s confirmed: Superstar stylist Nicola Formichetti is now the creative director at French fashion house Thierry Mugler, which is owned by Clarins. His first collection will be for Fall 2011.
Formichetti will have two head designers directly under him: Sébastien Peigné for womenswear, and Romain Kremer for menswear. Peigné has spent the last ten years working with Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga, and Hyères-winner Kremer designs an eponymous collection.
The group is quite young and innovative–Formichetti is just 33, Peigné is 30, and Kremer is 28–so it’ll be interesting to see whether or not they turn the house upside down.
Regardless, they’re sure to stay true to Mugler’s original vision. Formichetti is obviously a huge fan–he’s used Mugler’s costumes in a Gaga video or two.
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