French label Mugler began as the eponymous brand, Thierry Mugler, founded in 1973. After the label’s launch, success grew quickly and consistently throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, when the designer gained international recognition for his forward-thinking designs. In 1992, Thierry Mugler released both their first haute couture collection and the iconic fragrance Angel, of which is still vastly popular to this day. After decades of commercial success, the ready-to-wear aspect of the brand was closed down, focusing insead on fragrance and cosmetics, though the fashion line was reopened in 2010. With this reopening, Thierry Mugler was renamed Mugler by then-Creative Director, Nicola Formichetti. Today, Mulger is owned by L’Oréal, and under the creative direction of Casey Cadwallader, Mugler produces women’s ready-to-wear and fragrances for men and women.
Since the brand’s beginnings, Mugler has taken a disruptive approach to fashion- a trait which continues in the brand today. Designs have a futuristic edge to them, combining architectural shapes with an avant-garde aesthetic. Each collection is distinctly contemporary and intriguing, creating pieces which enhance the female form in a very modern way. Embossed lycra dresses, one-shoulder bodysuits and artfully panelled denim follow sculptural shapes for a high-fashion edge. Body-hugging silhouettes are met with oversize blazers for a simple yet exciting contrast. Mugler utilises a mainly monochromatic colour palette, interspersed with bold brights which really make a statement. Drawing inspiration from art and architecture, Mulger is constantly reimagining classic silhouettes, keeping innovation at the core of the brand.
Mugler has stores found across the world, and their fragrance collections are available from many department and beauty stores. Their collections are also available online, through the Mugler website, as well as through My Theresa, Farfetch and Selfridges.