MUGLER CELEBRATED ITS RETURN TO THE PARIS RUNWAY WITH A SPECTACULAR SHOW, BY CASEY CADWALLADER
The Mugler Fall Winter 2022-23 collection celebrates a return to the Paris runway for the house under creative director Casey Cadwallader. After a two-year hiatus spent pushing the boundaries of fashion film in a subversive, era-defining suite of short films, Cadwallader re-materialises the Mugler experience. Within the vaulted, industrial hangar of the Grand Halles de la Villette in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, the veritable whiplash of our collective experience is personified by a cast of extraordinary characters.
Breaking the 4th wall to invite voyeurism and the serendipitous theatre of fashion, backstage preparations and technical infrastructure become vital props in the hyperbole, amplifying the tropes of the fashion show in vignettes that preserve the urgent sense of spectacle intrinsic to Mugler.
With equal parts grit and glamour, the Fall Winter 2022-23 collection revels in the daring, the deconstructed, and the decadent – proposing a revelatory line that embodies feminine strength for our time. Grazing erogenous zones from head to toe, lines are drawn — slicing thighs, pelvis, décolleté. Satin, leather and lace are employed as mediums for sculpting and draping, allowing construction and fluid movement to coexist.
The Fall winter 2022-23 collection unveils the spiral curve bag designed by Casey Cadwallader – a high-frequency embossed ‘torsade’ shoulder bag in embossed calf leather or crystalised satin with a sculpted twist handle in recycled aluminium