Thierry Mugler S.A.S names Nicola Formichetti Creative Director
Paris, September,13th, 2010
Thierry Mugler S.A.S has named Nicola Formichetti Creative Director of its men’s and women’s ready-
to-wear beginning with the Fall/Winter 2011/12 collections. Nicola Formichetti, 33, is on the cutting
edge of international pop culture. From his start as a stylist and a consultant he has become an
immensely diverse talent who combines a feeling for what’s next with a seemingly limitless sense of
high fashion fantasy.
For Thierry Mugler S.A.S, Formichetti will lead a new design structure including Sébastien Peigné as
Head Designer Women and Romain Kremer as Head Designer Men.
Sébastien Peigné, 30, has spent the past ten years working with Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga
where he became head of the studio in 2006. Romain Kremer, 28, launched his eponymous collection
in 2005 after winning a prize at Hyères’ Festival International de Mode et de Photographie.
“We were looking for a young talent who could really bring new energy to the brand. Thierry Mugler
has an incredibly rich heritage, which means we must always innovate, create something new, daring
and special,” says Joël Palix, President of Clarins Fragrance Group and Director General of Thierry
Mugler S.A.S. “Nicola is a multicultural, techno-savvy expert involved in fashion, communication,
image and entertainment. He and the appointed talented designers will represent a new direction for
Nicola Formichetti’s touch is everywhere at the moment from the outrageous style (videos, tours and
general looks) of Lady Gaga to the mass appeal imagery for Japan’s Uniqlo where he is Fashion
Director. The Italian - Japanese born Fashion Director of Vogue Hommes Japan is also a contributing
fashion editor of V Magazine, VMAN and Dazed & Confused.
“Thierry Mugler is about the power of glamour and walking straight into the future,” says Formichetti.
He’s been a god for successive generations in the fashion industry. He fused pop and high fashion,
told a story in style and combined fantasy with reality. My approach is personal and always very
eclectic. I’d like to find new ways for a luxury brand such as Thierry Mugler to excite people.”
Thierry Mugler is a legendary French fashion house launched by its name sake designer in Paris in
1974 when he was 25. Known for his hyper-femininity, the extreme precision of his cuts and sense of
fantasy and futurism, Thierry Mugler brought a shock to the world of fashion which spearheaded him
to success and brought the return of sculptural elegance to fashion. Mugler continued to dominate the
world of fashion with fabulously staged shows throughout the 1980s and 90s, which set in motion the
new era of fashion spectacle. He has gone on to create a series of successful scents with Clarins
notably Angel (1992), his first, bottled in a crystal star, which quickly became and remains one of the
world’s top ten fragrances. The smashing success of Angel marked the beginning of a legacy which
now includes such fragrances as A*Men, created in 1997, Alien, created in 2005, and most recently
launched Womanity in 2010.
Press : KCD Paris
photo mariano vivanco