Mugler presents damsels in denim for the Spring collection.

November 9, 2017

Creative Director David Koma looked to the ’70s comedy-western, Les Petroleuses, and its two iconic stars – Brigitte Bardot and Claudia Cardinale – for the Mugler Spring 2018 runway show.

The designer said: “They are so strong and rebellious, but feminine and sensual at the same time”.

The collection featured a pair of denim corsets over jeans and a skirt; both featured the turned-up silhouette of a giant folded hem at their respective waists. After some more sculptured denim, we saw another corset—shiny and black this time—over a black chiffon skirt. When a similarly skirted, wide-belted, and soft shirt–clad Yasmin Wijnaldum moved in every direction as she progressed down the runway.

Such looseness is rare for Koma, and more came later in a series of long, colored chiffon dresses cut through with fine metallic yarn. There was plenty of more conventionally Koma-esque-ness in tight dresses and bodies carved in cut-outs held together by hook and eyes. The dialectic of corsetry and flounce was prominent and went back to the western era. Thus also the riff on rattlesnakes in two striking looks fashioned in a mosaic of leather patches, plus a skirt in paillette snake pattern.

Go backstage and explore the as the models prepare for the Mugler Spring 2018 runway show.