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Next summer will be red-hot with Mugler

Translated by
Nicola Mira
Sep 25, 2019

On Wednesday, Mugler made a strong statement at the Paris Fashion Week with an incandescent Spring/Summer 2020 collection. Puffed out chests, corsets, skin-tight bodysuits and clinging dresses: all of Mugler’s signature traits are in evidence, though they have been redesigned with a softer touch, yielding a collection accessible to everyone, men and women of all ages and sizes.

Bella Hadid opened Mugler’s Spring/Summer 2020 show - Instagram

Mugler’s super sexy, highly inclusive show kicked off with top model Bella Hadid, all in black and wearing a demi-jacket cut just below the chest to tantalisingly reveal sheer black tights with a long, slinky seam both front and back emphasising her shapely legs, deep-cut Tai briefs and a see-through, form-fitting corset contouring the body and the derrière.

Creative director Casey Cadwallader has delved into the maison’s archives, giving a more open, contemporary twist to some of its classics. The armoured, futuristic looks beloved by the label’s founder Thierry Mugler have made way to more accessible, more wearable clothes with softer lines.

“That historic staple, the corset, has been re-imagined as a second skin, becoming pliant and flexible and showcasing the technical ability of Mugler’s atelier,” said the label in a press release.

Wearing lace-up, stiletto-heeled sandals, the models strut in black jackets cut just below the chest, leaving the belly bare, worn over a pair of trousers or a long flowing dress, a section of which is slit along the thigh, leaving the whole leg exposed. Elsewhere, the frills enhancing a series of skin-tight, colourful mini dresses seem to slip off, allowing a glimpse of thighs and buttocks.

Detail of a rainbow dress from Mugler’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection - Instagram

The looks ooze sensuality, like the skimpy, bare-backed long-sleeved dress in sky blue satin, or the glam gloves in colourful Lycra, linked by a band skirting the neck and shoulders.

Mugler’s biker mood is evident in the leather pirate-style trousers, decorated with engraved motifs, or in the long, thin metal chains, snaking down the models’ backs from the tip of a chignon, or worn as earrings. Elsewhere, the silhouette of a pair of briefs is sketched in relief on a pair of jeans.

The beauty of this collection is that it offers something for everyone, as seemingly suggested by the presence on the runway of four male models wearing trousers and stiletto-heel sandals, the arms encased in long, tight gloves. Or by the slinky, ultra short bodysuit dress which fits all sizes.

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