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Already known for his work that covers many design streams including stage (he was heavily in involved in costume design for Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity), Mugler’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection will inevitably be seen by some as outfits straight off of a movie set. And it is unabashedly so. Mugler lead designer Nicola Formichetti and Romain Kremer drew an unmistakable inspiration from a combination of future fashion and military themes. In the words of Formichetti himself, “The collection is about digging into the brands DNA, exploring new fabrics, bringing tailoring to a further level with military and active wear inspirations.”

Of course, as new textiles and techniques are imagined and developed, future applications for those fabrics will be necessary to become the fruits of those innovations. These, in turn, match with a range of recognizable character types sci-fi fans and non-sci-fi fans alike can point out from evil zaibatsu executive types and neo-socialites, to 22nd-century expendable guards and spaceship pilots.

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