by Alexander Fury .

Mugler Menswear - first look

In the lead up to their first show this Wednesday, the newly-installed team at Thierry Mugler - headed by super-stylist Nicola Formichetti - will be releasing teasers of the new image they have created for the house's menswear through the press and on the house's own website. And here's the first, albeit about as far from the muscle-bound cartoon hero menswear of Mugler old as it's possible to be - just watch the George Michael 'Too Funky' video (directed by Mugler himself) and you'll see what I mean. With avant-garde menswear designer and long-term Formichetti collaborator Romain Kremer at the men's helm, Mugler is undergoing a transformation: in this case, slimming down down into a youthful, modern silhouette topped with a classic biker jacket and rendered entirely head-to-toe in glossy black. However, look closely and the septum piercing - and that outlandish headgear - maybe hint at Formichetti's trademark flights of imagination for the show in Paris in five days time. That's it, our breath is officially bated...