The powerful ambiance of Mugler’s Fall/Winter 2024 collection swept through the room of the fashion show. Renowned for pushing boundaries and redefining contemporary glamour, Mugler’s latest offering was a symphony of architectural silhouettes and intricate detailing.

Shrouded in theatre, the Mugler fall winter 2024 co-ed collection designed by Casey Cadwallader harks back to look forward. A majestic gesture plunged into darkness, the lycee carnot sets the stage for savage opulence: sliced, sculpted and shivering on the body, garments glorify bold characters and arching volumes. From behind a dissolving architecture of kabuki curtains, assertive silhouettes emerge in satin, velvet and techno fur in shaded black or jewel tones of lemon, scarlet and wine. Playing both dense and diaphanous, the house codes are revisited – pointy collars raze the décolleté, metal exaggerates the hip, dresses peel off the body and buckle to the bone.

Monumental tailoring sweeps off the shoulder in double-face wool and iridescent jacquards, elevating the season’s slashed asymmetries through noble textures and precise contours. In moulded satin or leather, draped dresses appear frozen in movement, whilst sheer bias flou flutters with angular hems. In conversation with the US-based Canadian painter Ambera Wellmann (b. 1982), oil paintings depicting bodies, genders and species transmogrify as garments in rich velvet, denim and silk chiffon.

The constant evolution of the Mugler accessories collection solidifies the audacious line of handbags, footwear and jewellery for Fall/Winter 2024. Spiked orchids drip from earlobes and calfskin gloves peel like petals from wrist and elbow. the new spiral curve 03 handbag hugs the shoudlers in softness, while the m double-strap shoulder bag closes with a curved flap. Winged velvet pumps echo the collection’s draped grandeur, pointed santiag boots are traced with contoured stitching and embossing, and illusion mesh replicates corsetry on thigh high cuissards.