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Editorial

David Koma’s Mugler show opened with a series of sculpted looks comprising denim corset-tops with contrasting topstitching paired with tapered jeans with stirrups and mini-skirts, both of which featured a convex folded hem at the waist. The corsets, which also came in black leather topstitched in white, were inspired by the 1971 film ‘Les Pétroleuses’ starring Claudia Cardinale and Brigitte Bardot, from which Koma claimed he had also taken the fluidity of the blouses and chiffon dresses with flounces and pleats, a rare sight on this designer’s runways. The collection was nonetheless packed with bondage and ‘surgical’ cleanness typical of ‘Koma’ style, like the cut-outs held together with strings threaded through metal hooks, the waist-cinching corsets, and the metallic appliqués in the finale.