An aircraft carrier runway transited David Koma’s military inspired looks for the Mugler S/S16 RTW collection. The show started with a naval motif, as white and navy body hugging, asymmetric, deep-angled looks strutted down the runway, embellished with large white buttons.
Next came the darker hues of black and indigo on simple, physique-showcasing silhouettes, paired with metallic belts, skirt strips and mesh that looked like chain mail, as well as leather – modern takes on gladiators and cavaliers. Then came the olive drab in a backless leather dress, mini dresses, cropped pants, and a moto jacket.
The final wave of looks is perhaps what Koma envisions for the future with vibrant orange on a cinched belt structured wrap dress, and a jumpsuit with linear cutouts at the waist. I’m not going to lie – I saw a little bit of Star Trek come out in these looks. But the best was yet to come with black bodycon racer front mini dresses with geometric cutouts as well as the single black gown made for this collection – oh my goodness, I love, love, LOVE those final dresses.