Friday, May 29, 2015

David Koma: The Man behind Mulger

David Komakhidze (Georgian: დავით კომახიძე) known as David Koma (stylized as DΛVID KOMΛ) is a Georgian fashion designer based in London, UK. He graduated in 2009 with a distinction in MA Fashion from Central Saint Martins after studying and completing his BA in Fashion Womenswear in 2007.
David was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. Koma has a younger brother and sister. His parents live in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
He showcased his first collection at the age of 15 after studying Fine Art in Saint Petersburg.He, for his SS11 collection at London Fashion Week, received a BFC Newgen Catwalk sponsorship.
Improving from the exhibition, he will show on-schedule at London Fashion Week.
His graduate collection of sculptural, body-conscious dresses embellished with metal tubes and multicoloured chains won the Harrods Design Award. Koma was the Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Merit Award winner 2009.
In December 2013, House of Thierry Mugler announced that David Koma is a new artistic director. He will be replacing Nicola Formichetti, who left the company April this year to work for the Italian brand Diesel.

OMG, David Koma is the new Mulger!

A new Mugler woman takes shape at the hands of David Koma. Driven by a purposeful and bold vision, he reinterprets Mugler signature styling to create a stunning wardrobe. A romantic and abstract breath of fresh air breezes through his first collection. Juxtaposing streetwear with haute couture, rigorous detailing with an innate sense of soft focus, opaque fabrics with transparency, graphic black and white with bright colours... harmony, reinvented. Collection highlights are a strapless dress with adjustable elasticated belt and a defined shoulder set on a sleeve that becomes increasingly flared.

Not forgetting metal embroidery accentuating the seams of a sheath dress in a dotted line... Beyond the fabrics and cuts lie geometric motifs: a zig-zag design appears on a cocktail outfit like hurriedly-drawn graffiti, perfectly aligned lacing fastens a corset and ribbons snake around the silk fabric of a dress. A whole host of urban, modern and casual interpretations of the Mugler silhouette. A rebirth.
- See more at: http://www.mugler.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-cfguk-Site/en_GB/Article-Show?cid=uk-pre-launch-winter2015#sthash.E1UI0CCv.dpuf
A new Mugler woman takes shape at the hands of David Koma. Driven by a purposeful and bold vision, he reinterprets Mugler signature styling to create a stunning wardrobe. A romantic and abstract breath of fresh air breezes through his first collection. Juxtaposing streetwear with haute couture, rigorous detailing with an innate sense of soft focus, opaque fabrics with transparency, graphic black and white with bright colours... harmony, reinvented. Collection highlights are a strapless dress with adjustable elasticated belt and a defined shoulder set on a sleeve that becomes increasingly flared.

Not forgetting metal embroidery accentuating the seams of a sheath dress in a dotted line... Beyond the fabrics and cuts lie geometric motifs: a zig-zag design appears on a cocktail outfit like hurriedly-drawn graffiti, perfectly aligned lacing fastens a corset and ribbons snake around the silk fabric of a dress. A whole host of urban, modern and casual interpretations of the Mugler silhouette. A rebirth.
- See more at: http://www.mugler.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-cfguk-Site/en_GB/Article-Show?cid=uk-pre-launch-winter2015#sthash.E1UI0CCv.dpuf
A new Mugler woman takes shape at the hands of David Koma. Driven by a purposeful and bold vision, he reinterprets Mugler signature styling to create a stunning wardrobe. A romantic and abstract breath of fresh air breezes through his first collection. Juxtaposing streetwear with haute couture, rigorous detailing with an innate sense of soft focus, opaque fabrics with transparency, graphic black and white with bright colours... harmony, reinvented. Collection highlights are a strapless dress with adjustable elasticated belt and a defined shoulder set on a sleeve that becomes increasingly flared.

Not forgetting metal embroidery accentuating the seams of a sheath dress in a dotted line... Beyond the fabrics and cuts lie geometric motifs: a zig-zag design appears on a cocktail outfit like hurriedly-drawn graffiti, perfectly aligned lacing fastens a corset and ribbons snake around the silk fabric of a dress. A whole host of urban, modern and casual interpretations of the Mugler silhouette. A rebirth.
- See more at: http://www.mugler.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-cfguk-Site/en_GB/Article-Show?cid=uk-pre-launch-winter2015#sthash.E1UI0CCv.dpuf
A new Mugler woman takes shape at the hands of David Koma. Driven by a purposeful and bold vision, he reinterprets Mugler signature styling to create a stunning wardrobe. A romantic and abstract breath of fresh air breezes through his first collection. Juxtaposing streetwear with haute couture, rigorous detailing with an innate sense of soft focus, opaque fabrics with transparency, graphic black and white with bright colours... harmony, reinvented. Collection highlights are a strapless dress with adjustable elasticated belt and a defined shoulder set on a sleeve that becomes increasingly flared.

Not forgetting metal embroidery accentuating the seams of a sheath dress in a dotted line... Beyond the fabrics and cuts lie geometric motifs: a zig-zag design appears on a cocktail outfit like hurriedly-drawn graffiti, perfectly aligned lacing fastens a corset and ribbons snake around the silk fabric of a dress. A whole host of urban, modern and casual interpretations of the Mugler silhouette. A rebirth.
- See more at: http://www.mugler.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-cfguk-Site/en_GB/Article-Show?cid=uk-pre-launch-winter2015#sthash.E1UI0CCv.dpuf
A new Mugler woman takes shape at the hands of David Koma. Driven by a purposeful and bold vision, he reinterprets Mugler signature styling to create a stunning wardrobe. A romantic and abstract breath of fresh air breezes through his first collection. Juxtaposing streetwear with haute couture, rigorous detailing with an innate sense of soft focus, opaque fabrics with transparency, graphic black and white with bright colours... harmony, reinvented. Collection highlights are a strapless dress with adjustable elasticated belt and a defined shoulder set on a sleeve that becomes increasingly flared.

Not forgetting metal embroidery accentuating the seams of a sheath dress in a dotted line... Beyond the fabrics and cuts lie geometric motifs: a zig-zag design appears on a cocktail outfit like hurriedly-drawn graffiti, perfectly aligned lacing fastens a corset and ribbons snake around the silk fabric of a dress. A whole host of urban, modern and casual interpretations of the Mugler silhouette. A rebirth.
- See more at: http://www.mugler.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-cfguk-Site/en_GB/Article-Show?cid=uk-pre-launch-winter2015#sthash.E1UI0CCv.dpuf
On the 5th May, in New York, at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the fashion gala of the year opened its doors once again to a couture-studded red carpet. Between the gowns lit up by throngs of photographers and a dream guest list overseen by Editor-in-chief of American Vogue, Anna Wintour herself, it was a must for any fashionista.
The House of Mugler was honoured to be represented. Making their début for the very first time were two creations by David Koma, the new Artistic Director of the ready-to-wear women's collections. Worn by Virginie Courtin-Clarins, Director of Marketing and Communications Development for Mugler Mode, and Georgia May Jagger, the face of Angel and daughter of Jerry Hall, a Thierry Mugler muse in her own time, the exclusive dresses told a beautiful story sewn with blue thread. This was much like the exhibition inaugurating the Costume Institute's brand new Anna Wintour Costume Center opening on the 8th May in which "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" looks at the process of creation through 75 legendary models by the 20thcentury Anglo-American designer, that are as sculptural and technical as they are revolutionary...
- See more at: http://www.mugler.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-cfguk-Site/en_GB/Article-Show?cid=uk-two-mugler-dresses#sthash.00iCmP7t.dpuf
Paris Fashion week is always an exciting moment to be in the French capital. And when David Koma presents its new collection for Thierry Mugler, then it is a great event.
David Koma is a great fan of the work of Thierry Mugler since he is a child. By accepting the artistic lead of the French fashion brand, he lives a dream that came true. With this new collection for Spring/Summer 2015, David Koma wanted to present an active and fierceness femininity. The brand DNA was respected with the anatomic designs, choice of innovative materials and the presence of metal.
Mugler-spring-summer-2015

The 2015 Mugler Woman wins it all

The 2015 Mugler woman is truthful to her Muglerian heritage. She is a conquerer, she lives actively her life and never stop seducing . She is a modern amazon with style, grace and power.


David Koma is the new Mugler!

What can we say about David Koma signature? He is very respectful of Thierry Mugler DNA. He understood shapes, colors, materials and structure.
 
What he brings to the French brand is an essential style in which there is no excess. Every single Mugler code is used on the correct usage. Every dress and every look will represent the essentiality. This gives a very modern look, very fresh. We do not have anymore the ghosts of the Past that spooks the catwalk. It is more a window into the future of the Brand. Thierry Mugler empowers women with their femininity without breaking the trust our modern amazons have in the brand.
It was almost one year ago that David Koma became the Artistic Director of the brand. Now he has confidence on his choices and has the trust of General management. With the arrival of Virginie Courtin-Clarins in charge of Marketing and Communication for the fashion brand, it is a new wind of change that hit Thierry Mugler.
David Koma, gifted
David Koma was born in Georgia. After studying Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, he presented his first fashion collection at the age of 15. In 2003 he moved to London and joined the prestigious St. Martin School. His signature as a fashion designer is the ultra body contouring silhouette. He creates sculptural statement dresses which highlights women and reveal a contemporary vision of femininity. That is why David Koma is the perfect match with Thierry Mugler legacy.
Cannot wait for the next collection!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mugler, the Man(fred), Named Creative Adviser at Mugler, the House

Following this month's departure of creative director Nicola Formichetti, Mugler is integrating its fashion and fragrance divisions, with the help of Thierry Mugler, himself. The designer, who launched his eponymous clothing label in 1974 and developed his perfume enterprise in the nineties, shuttered his couture line in 2003.
(He once said, "The reason I quit fashion was that I had had enough of spending my time always being on my knees, making other people look amazing and fabulous.") He continued to work on Mugler fragrances and created several concert looks for Beyoncé. And he started pumping iron and asked his friends to call him Manfred.
According to WWD, Thierry is now creative adviser to Joël Palix, president of Clarins Fragrance Group and director general of Thierry Mugler SAS. The trade doesn't outline his exact duties, but it does mention the house is without head designers at the moment — both Sébastien Peigné and Romain Kremer, responsible for the brand's women's and menswear, in that order, slipped out the back door. Perhaps Thierry can find some replacements or even fill in for a bit!

However, the emphasis seems to be on consolidating the operation. Thierry resigned as artistic director of Thierry Mugler Parfums and the brand plans to hire one full-time creative director to oversee the fashion and fragrance branches. Palix said in a press release: "Over the last three years, Mugler Fashion has made a visible and successful comeback, while Mugler fragrances have enjoyed a 50 percent growth in sales with both Angel and Alien now amongst the top feminine fragrances worldwide.

It is time to unite both activities under one single creative management and turn Mugler into a global and fully integrated luxury brand with a synergetic approach across fashion, accessories and fragrances." The statement adds Thierry has other projects on the side, like writing and directing pieces of theater. A man of many talents, that Manfred.

Mulger RTW 2015 Premiere

When David Koma was 13 years old, he religiously taped every Thierry Mugler show he could find in flashback on the fashion channel that cable TV piped into his home. "It was the first brand that inspired me," he said today, after his second collection for Mugler (Resort was Koma's debut for the house). "Surreal" was his understandable summation of this turn of events.

So it was a shame that Koma didn't manage to translate that degree of personal engagement into something more potent. Putting it bluntly, he played it very safe, "clean and easy," in his own words. The tangiest element of the collection was the "omega" metal chain that snakily accented keyhole cutouts. (On the hip of a sinuous white gown, the cutout was a ringing echo of the Georgina Grenville Dress, one of Tom Ford's more epochal Gucci moments.) Otherwise, Koma kept things Bond-girl-sleek, monochrome and minimal.
 There was an undoubted athleticism to his interpretation of the Mugler aesthetic—zippers and slits and tank tops—and perhaps that added up to a commercial take on the legacy. But it was hard not to conclude that when the "Thierry" was deleted from the label, the personality went with it. ​
                           

Madhatters Premiere at Couture Fashion Week!

Mad hatters: Eye-catching millinery reminiscent of designs worn at Ascot make an entrance at Couture Fashion Week

Enormous flower headpieces, reminiscent of the wacky designs worn by race-goers at Royal Ascot, are flooding the Paris catwalk this haute couture week.
But with a stricter dress code announced for Ascot this year, it will be interesting to see if the millinery present at the Queen’s favourite annual meeting, set to take place this June, will be as fanciful as previous years.
Making an entrance: Alixis Mabille's smart, colourful gowns were presented with huge matching floral fascinators  - and the models' faces were painted the same shadeMaking an entrance: Alixis Mabille's smart, colourful gowns were presented with huge matching floral fascinators  - and the models' faces were painted the same shade
However these bold designs in red, pink, gold, rose, orange, lime, yellow and violet will certainly inspire those on the lookout for some eye-catching headgear - and they will certainly meet the 4in diameter requirements.
They were spotted at the Alexis Mabille presentation held at the Shangri-La hotel as part of Couture Fashion Week.
Making an entrance: Alixis Mabille's smart, colourful gowns were presented with huge matching floral fascinators  - and the models' faces were painted the same shadeMaking an entrance: Alixis Mabille's smart, colourful gowns were presented with huge matching floral fascinators  - and the models' faces were painted the same shade
The French designer - often referred to as the Christmas Bauble of Paris - is known for his theatrical taste and since venturing into haute couture he has dressed the likes of Keira Knightley, Sophia Coppola and Dita von Teese for red carpet events.
But Mabille wasn't the only designer to cause a stir. Maurizio Galante also showcased some exotic headgear, inspired by spring foliage.
Alexis MabilleAlexis Mabille
Models paraded down the runway wearing wreaths adorned with flowers, stems and leaves.
The Italian designer adopted various shades of leafy green, earthy browns and poppy pinks for his his spring / summer range.
He used a combination of organza, metallic layers, wool, and silk to create the dramatic accessories.
Statement pieces: While the huge hats were the centre of attention, Alexis Mabille's sophisticated clothes also put a smile on the faces of those sitting in the front row

Hassan Sheheryar Yasin Designs For Mens & Womens

HSY Vintage Couture Collection For Mens & Womens | Hassan Sheheryar Yasin Designs

HASSAN SHEHERYAR YASIN VINTAGE COUTURE COLLECTION
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World Premiere Interview: SuperModel Josh Truesdell

 
Super-stud Josh Truesdell who is not just spotlighted by one, but by three, Master Photographers Mr. Bruce Weber, Bell Soto, and Kemuel Valdes. Today Josh invites Me into his personal space where we sit, reflect and bask is the awe of his nature.
 Who is Josh Truesdell? Josh T. A: I'm just your average guy that loves me being outside, especially anywhere near a beach. Surfing is something I truly love doing so, whenever I go back home to visit, I'm in the water within 2 hours of getting off the plane.

 Tell me a story of your past... the life you had before modeling.
Josh T. A: Well let's see, I was a military brat growing up so, every year my family relocated to a different place. However, I consider Wahiawa, Hawaii to be my home since that is where I graduated from and I lived there the longest. To this day my family currently resides there. 

  So what made you decide to get into modeling?
Josh T. A: Actually, I kind of fell into it. A friend of mine sent some pictures of me to a couple of agencies. I met with them and ended up signing with
Elite in Miami and Click in New York.
In an industry where 'fresh' is the crave, what separates you from others and keeps you always in a demand?
Josh T. A: Having a real versatile look helps. Even within the same shoot I can go from looking like the 'All American guy next door' to an edgier high fashion look. It's  really cool to see different photographer's perception of me.
Who was the most memorable shoot to date and why?
Josh T. A: V-man and Arena with Mr. Bruce Weber. We shot at this amazing estate that had some ridiculously-beautiful water falls, that we almost fell off of. Hahaha...yea,that was amazing!
 Josh, what do you think is your best feature?
Josh T. A: My ability to get along with just about anyone.



 What excites you?
Josh T. A: Pretty much anything involving extreme sports like mixed martial arts, Brazilian Jui Jitsu, boxing, Muay Tai, oh and anything on a board. But my true passion is football. There's nothing better than kicking back and watching the games on a Sunday; my TV stays on ESPN at all times!
 What next can we expect from Josh Truesdell?
Josh T. A: Who knows the sky is the limit. I enjoy what I do and will keep doing it. I will be both in Milan and New York for the upcoming season and I most likely will eventually end up in LA.
Well Josh I wish you all the success and bookings for the upcoming season and thank you for doing this interview with me.