After much designer to-ing and fro-ing—Mugler recently parted ways with both womenswear designer Sebastien Peigné and consultant Nicola Formichetti (now Creative Director at Diesel), and retracting its menswear brand earlier this year—it would appear that Mugler has finally found a match.
As reported by WWD, Mugler has appointed Georgian-born and London-based designer, David Koma, as the House’s new creative director. Koma will start with a pre-collection for Mugler in June, before presenting his first ready-to-wear for the brand in September during Paris Fashion Week.
“We want to write a new page for Mugler, putting it back on the map in the fashion business,” explained Virginie Courtin-Clarins, Director of Development, Marketing, and Communications at Mugler Fashion, owned by Groupe Clarins. “We agreed that we wanted a real couturier. We feel we need to focus on the product, and that’s why we’re starting with the pre-collection,” she added.
On his new appointment, Koma stated, “I am deeply honored to take up the role of artistic director…For me, Mugler is the most extraordinary fashion house with an undeniably audacious heritage.”