Nicola Formichetti Gives Runway Eyes at Mugler W/2012
Posted Apr 03, 2011
When you take away all the hoopla over Lady Gaga, Thierry Mugler’s Fall/Winter 2011-2012 “Comeback Collection” wasn’t exactly a huge hit. It was very reminiscent of the 80’s era Mugler (but nostalgia alone isn’t enough). However, with Nicola Formichetti now running things – and being able to score someone like Lady Gaga to be your guest Music-Director/Model – may show that the brand just might have a new invigoration and direction for the future.
While the Collection didn’t break any artistic barriers – I was interested in their take on the “Cat-Eye”. They took some interesting chances with jet-black eyeliner extended up almost touching the end of the brow – as well as – some interesting lower-lines that were drawn under the eye, in a subtle half-moon shape.
Again, while their beauty choices weren’t amazing – I do think the collection deserves another look to really take in the eye makeup. The Model’s faces were almost entirely void of color – and the eyes were strictly black/white. I did dig the commitment to consistency and stoic edge.