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FASHIONVILLE | January 4

Nicola Formichetti Launches Bags for MUGLER

Nicola Formichetti, the overly busy designer, stylist, editor, and overall fashion guru, has recently launched a handbag collection for Mugler. “This is now my 4th collection as creative director of Mugler, and following the evolution of the brand, I was interested in creating sculptured objects in 3D, a piece of the Mugler world that one can carry around, an element that completes the look.”

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FASHIONVILLE | October 17

Nicola Formichetti Creatively Directs Dark New Black Soft Music Video

The Black Soft, ie: the dark darlings of the underground fashion scene, just premiered their music video Day of Dead. After providing the runway tunes for Mugler men’s spring ’13 show, Nicola Formichetti stood as creative director of their eerie new film. The vid steers on the chic side of creepy with writhing near naked bodies, slow motion reverse-baptisms, leather cuffs and mad (cool) scientist glasses.

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FASHIONVILLE | March 8

Paris Fashion Week Packs in the Trends & Carries Them For You

And the French get the final say. Paris Fashion Week has drawn to a close and we’ve sifted the runways for the trends that will affect your wardrobe come September, or sooner. Designers have squared offwhited out, and swept their competition. Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs were on some similar wavelengths for the new silhouette of Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Ann Demeulemeester and Gareth Pugh finally got coordinating dragon tattoos. Meanwhile, the leg bomber strikes again and we’re still highlighting the hot outline. Now, follow the bell hop to the trends of Fall 2012. 

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FASHIONVILLE | January 20

Azealia Banks Debuted Her Latest Track at Mugler’s Men’s Fall 2012 Show

As if we weren’t crushing on Azealia Banks enough — I mean, I almost death-dropped off my bike when “212″ came on in my spinning class yesterday (and yes, I take a spinning class) — the raptress/bad bitch decided to take up with fellow crush and superstar stylist Nicola Formichetti, who styled her latest video. Inevitably, there will be Lady Gaga comparisons, but aside from generally shutting it down, the two don’t have that much in common. Banks, however, did take a page out of the Lady’s playbook by debuting her newest track at the Mugler show in Paris. Check out the Mugler Men’s fall 2012 runway film, featuring Azealia Banks’ “Bambi,” after le jump! 

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FASHIONVILLE, NSFW | January 19

Mugler Super Man Fall 2012 Takes Paris

It’s the SuperTailor look. You know, the kind of tailoring made out of superhero materials like neoprene, rubberized cotton, jacquard… okay that last one was more for the Marie Antoinette type, but she was a cake eating hero, too. Nicola Formichetti and Romain Kremer put out a collection of modern party-after-businessman looks for Mugler Fall 2012. It’s not as wild as the typical Thierry, but the textures carry historical silhouettes into overtime. 

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CULTURE CLUB | January 10

Set Phasers on Stunning: The 10 Hottest Robots of All-Time

It’s officially the future, but color us disappointed. We’ve got a black president, handheld computers and weapons of mass destruction, but what about what else was promised to us by sci-fi films and Saturday morning cartoons. We see nary a flying car. But more importantly, where are the robots, the androids and the bionic men and women? On the one hand, they’re the harbingers of humankind’s downfall. But on the other, they’re the sexy, sentient superbeings here to fulfill our every desire. A good idea in theory, but amazingly creepy in practice.  These robots, however, keep our hope of a future rife with robosexual adventure alive and mechanically kicking. 

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