Come February, Nicola Formichetti’s first handbag offering for Mugler will finally make its way to stores.
“This is now my fourth collection as creative director of Mugler,” Formichetti said. “I was interested in creating sculptured objects in 3D, a piece of the Mugler world that one can carry around.”
The rigidly structured bags are aligned with the edgy futurism of Formichetti’s Spring 2013 collection for the brand, combining metallic calfskin with snakeskin, embossed leather, and crocodile. Two of the bags even feature a 3D tortoiseshell print. Prices range from $1,050 for a leather clutch to $18,000 for a bag made from patent crocodile.
Stateside, the bags will be available at Barneys, Maxfield, Opening Ceremony, Patron of the New, and Joan Shepp stores next month. Shopbop, Moda Operandi, and Luisa via Roma will sell the bags on their websites.