Since childhood, Mugler Creative Director Casey Cadwallader has sustained a deep affinity for the oceanic universe. A seafarer at heart, his passion for the ocean and the creatures beneath it arise in this collection. Debuted at the historical Les Salles du Carrousel during Paris Fashion Week, Mugler’s Spring Summer 2024 Collection is a dynamic showcase that merges Cadwallader’s high esteem for the power of women with a tribute to aquatic beings.
The garments have elements of fluidness and rigidity, inspired by distinctive creatures of the sea from jellyfish to sea urchins. Resembling anatomical structures, 3D-printed “glass” corsets and resin peplums, are styled with pieces that embody movement. The runway was star-studded with top models such as Anok Yai, Irina Shayk and celebrities like Angela Bassett and Paris Hilton who sported couture down the runway, with Bassett flawlessly draped in black chiffon and Hilton wearing a black corset and mini skirt. Using specific methods of craftsmanship, Cadwallader paid homage to the quintessential Haute Couture collections of the 1990s, while breathing life into silhouettes informed by a nostalgic piece of the director’s upbringing.