A veil of dark glamour descends upon the Mugler Fall Winter 2024 Collection, part 01, skillfully curated by Creative Director Casey Cadwallader. This collection pays homage to the house’s sculptural legacy, filtered through an audacious new perspective. Textural expressions delve into our dystopian reality, exploring power dynamics and the transformative journey of the human experience in times of resistance and rebellion.
The silhouette embodies the thrill of pleasure and the sensuality of skin, crafting arcs that gracefully encircle the body, revealing and concealing in harmonious proportions. Saturated in vampiric red, deepest black, and accents of khaki, the season’s glossy, fringed, and moiré textures serve as a compelling canvas for plunging necklines, open backs, pointed collars, and the bombé armor of rubber outerwear (not patent). Pierced, slitted, buckled, and oiled: ready-to-wear and accessories seamlessly blend anatomical gestures of man and machine. The collection is punctuated with metallic hardware, transparency, and opulent fabrications, ranging from shiny satin to welded rubber, velvet, waxed denim, laser-cut leather fringe, and oval cabochon-studded jersey.
Marking a significant debut, the Mugler Fall Winter 2024 collection, part 01, introduces Cadwallader’s inaugural formal menswear proposition. The house’s tailoring expertise manifests in powerful shapes with elegant, monochrome finishes. Broad-shouldered coats with curved and bisected lapels, pleated tuxedo trousers paired with an integrated asymmetric cummerbund, and stripe-quilted jackets balancing refined fabrications with technical details like hiking trousers and two-tone engineered shorts.
The accessory collection boldly expands, featuring the evolution of the Spiral Curve 01 and smaller Spiral Curve 02 handbags in black-on-black fabrications, from embossed crocodile and gunmetal to stone-washed denim. The curved and trapezoidal Zenith shoulder bag emerges in embossed textures mirroring the darkest black and deep red tones of the collection. On foot, fierce pumps pierce at the toe, and patent or corseted leather boots are elevated by chromed fanged heels. The Mugler Fall Winter 2024 Collection, Part 01, stands as a testament to dark allure and fearless innovation.