Interview with Nicola Formichetti | Dazed Digital

Dazed Digital got to the bottom of the most talked about show of the season. Nicola Formichetti’s debut as Creative Director at Mugler was stunning alongside Romain Kremer this is a formidable team which will no doubt reinvent Mugler as a world leader. Here’s what the super stylist had to say..

Dazed Digital: Talk me through the inspiration for the show…
Nicola Formichetti: I went through the archives and took all the things I liked and did a styling session with stuff from 1992, 1987 etc…

DD: So what did you pick from these years?
Nicola Formichetti:
I saw them in a very abstract way, and made it into rubbers and pearls…

DD: There was a clear dark and moody angle to the clothes though…
Nicola Formichetti:
A little bit yes, because it was to do with death, re-birth, anatomy and the evolution of clothes.

DD: You mention rubber, there was quite a lot of synthetic materials in there…
Nicola Formichetti:
Ah yeah totally, it is so Mugler to use non-conventional fabrics. He was using it back then and it still feels very fresh for me. There’s always a twist towards streetwear and the undergorund scene.

DD: What about the jackets, many of them had no lapels!
Nicola Formichetti:
Yeah that was a classic Mugler suit that we stripped down and made even more simple and fitted. I’m not trying to reinvent anything, just simplifying it.

DD: What were those veils made out of?
Nicola Formichetti:
It was a super fine silk mixed with synthetic from Italy. I actually saw it yesterday or two days ago, and we were like ‘Oh my god, let’s just use it’… it’s just a beautiful fabric!

DD: Do you have a favourite piece?
Nicola Formichetti:
I liked them all, but for me it was more about the people, like Riko with the tattoos. He gave himself the s

More photos from the show at Dazed.