Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The new Thierry Mugler images by the new head Nicola Formichetti..... ?????? Hrmmmmm


Ok my friend Bradford at Fab.com sent Francy and I the new Mugler images... I was a little surprised. I mean my knee jerk reaction was "Thats not Mugler" ... BUT... if we wanna break it down to the conceptual ideals of Mugler I feel they were Sex, Power, and Fantasy.... and I think if you were to look at this image it does have some sex appeal, it does incorporate an element of fantasy and there is a smidge of power thrown in there with the sorta biker/WW1 helmet feeling... BUT .. my two cents would say this is an image about styling NOT fashion, which I usually prefer but for an AD FOR A SPECIFIC LABEL I feel it should be all about the FASHION.. NOT the STYLING. I PREFER styling as I dont really care about fashion at all, I never have.. BUT for an ad I think if it looks like an editorial then the clothes arent strong enough and for MUGLER it should DEFINITELY be strong enough. I mean if any label was BOLD it was MUGLER...
Bradford said it was cheap, Francois said it was dishonest, I think that is possible but Im willing to give it a chance, only because I WANT TO LIKE IT SO BAD.... and actually I think the image is FINE.. its not knocking my socks off but its better then Gucci.
BUT... Why is Joey Arias so angry about it?!?! I mean if Mugler sold the label what does he care?! Sounds like sour grapes, but was there a bad deal, whats the reason for the RAGE?!? No more free clothes? I dont get it... Whats the back story???... I mean if I sold Slick It Up and got a nice check and someone came along and turned it into an OVERALLS COMPANY I would NOT CARE.. I mean Slick It Up isnt my NAME but.. I dunno unless Clarins who bought Mugler are total assholes, which may be possible I have NO IDEA about the low down, I dont get the anger... makes Thierry look bad... Heres what Joey Arias had to say... and I LIKE Joey.. his show with Twist was the best thing Ive seen in NYC in YEARS... and SINCE! : "Joey Arias Nyc
This is NOT Mugler...Mugler is a DIREKTOR..... It's the people who took over! This Image is Pure S.H.I.T.E.! Please remember that!"
ps. In all honesty I think they should just ask Francy and I to do a causal/ sportswear line for Mugler.. it would SELL and wed be good at it... but whatever... I just make my own damn clothes and my own damn money thanks... thought Id REALLY love a pair of elasticated ankle sweat pants with MUGLER down the leg..... and a Mugler star earring... but what do I know ...

6 comments:

oui said...

Yes, I think dishonest was a bit strong... I would have say also TOO MUCH CONTEMPORARY , and yet not focused on the silhouette.

but the image is not bad...

gavin said...

I'm fascinated by the image, but I'm not as savvy a connoisseur as you all.

I love that Sagat has artsy fartsy opinions/ambitions.

Robert said...

I agree. I have total high hopes, but (and I know this sounds shallow) it just isn't fucking glossy enough. The jacket has NONE of the construction or tailoring I would expect from a Mugler piece. Also there are no accessories or sex appeal? OK, now I officially talked myself out of even liking it. Thanks girl.

David Mason said...

Right?! That coat looks SO CHEAP?! It has NO WEIGHT to it... I think this is gonna be a bomb...

Bradford said...

I thought cheap because to me it looks like a bad horror movie poster.

brando said...

I understand that a label must grow, but if you're going to deviate THAT far from the brand, maybe the new designers should be working elsewhere.