Peeling the women apart like onions. That is the sense we get from the Mugler spring/summer 2016 collection that was aired out on the Paris Fashion Week runway not too long back. Black peels and white cores is what we see and a bunch of buttons that help to keep the pieces up and in place. It is a very interesting collection to say the least, with the vast majority in some semblance of black while olive green, white and red made outstanding appearances throughout.
There appeared to be some sort of focus on undressing the Navy SEAL, which is what made the whole of the line-up so very alluring. With a whole lot of symmetry and a focus on body-con Mugler officially managed to keep its line among the most interesting to appear during the Paris Fashion Week spring 2016. The handbags, on the other hand, were all Koma, with streamlined and straightforward designs that fit right in with the Mugler inspirations.
Creative director David Koma is good for Mugler as we can clearly see. He has a fascination with pieces that are fitted to the body, which can be an amazing thing if done right so that we are not staring at walking sticks down the runway, and we did manage to really bring out the body of the style with his tank dresses and thigh-skimming blazers, the cargo trousers falling in a boot cut and all the intriguing combinations that were seen throughout. We love the leg focus that is presented through miniskirts and side slit dresses. We see shoulders and décolletage and a bit of midriff here and there, the interesting cutouts giving the line-up an edgy and almost futuristic appeal. We even have two outfits towards the end with a distinctly bra-like feature accentuating the strength of the abdomen and core.
Black, white, navy, khaki and poppy are the colors on the Mugler catwalk here. Medals on patch pockets, panels reminiscent of armor and soldier-like belts appear here and there, the buttons and the lapels really doing the maximum they can to have that whole army-specific aesthetic happening as the ladies pranced down the runway in their strappy sandals and side-combed hair.
We have footwear that is chunkier pieces sometimes in the look of a boot, but it is the crisscross sandals that are the favourites here, along with the leather mini dresses and stark red ideas. We like red, really and it is very much in at the moment, having transferred over into 2016 from this year we have yet to end.
Everything in the Mugler spring 2016 collection complements each other, making Koma a bit of a genius then in the fashion world. It was “a procession of strict and sensual rigor tinged with the romance of wartime goodbyes,” according to Koma, with militarism at its core. We love it, without a doubt, though wondering at the tighter packing of it all despite the looser styles being in at the moment for 2016.
Photos courtesy of Vogue