Megan Thee Stallion, Dominique Jackson, Chloë Sevigny, Shalom Harlow, Bella Hadid and more star in Mugler’s SS22 collection.
For two seasons, Cadwallader worked with Torso Solutions to produce mind-blowing fashion kaleidoscopes. This Spring/Summer 2022 marks their third project together and their most ambitious yet.
Mugler’s Creative Director Casey Cadwallader turned around to shoot a full short film, starring Megan Thee Stallion (Mugler’s muse of the moment, who previously hinted at a growing partnership with the house after releasing her Cadwallader-directed “Plan B.” music video), Chloe Sevigny, Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow, Lola Leon and Bella Hadid, among others to showcase the beauty of the body, regardless of the clothing size worn by its owner.
Mugler’s daring designs are a big hit with celebrities, particularly the sheer jumpsuits with straps, which have been seen on the likes of Irina Shayk, Dua Lipa, Beyoncé and Billie Eilish, to name just a few.
The Mugler Spring Summer 2022 Collection celebrates identity and self-expression “in a world of fakes and clones.”
Chloë Sevigny marches through the surrogate streets of New York, Shalom Harlow and Amber Valletta kiss on the hood of a limo, and Megan The Stallion appears on a virtual billboard above us mere mortals. Matrix glitches punctuate the film, shaking up the sharp modernity of the collection with a surreal touch. Paying homage, a final passage is dedicated to the late Manfred Mugler, as prima ballerina Maria Kochetkova and fashion superstar Barbie Swaee twirl and swerve in a call and elegant dance styles. Each represents the magnetic duality of Mugler’s legacy and showcases an archival Mugler Haute Couture Spring Summer 1998 “Jeu de Paume” sequined halter neck dress.
For this Mugler Spring Summer 22 Collection, Cadwallader relies on the performing skills of his muses to showcase the versatility of the Maison. The collection features shapewear silhouettes, denim, eveningwear, and tailoring pieces in sand-like, earthy tones that meet monochromes and denim, embracing the models’ curves through optic effects. In addition, the past meets the future as Manfred Mugler’s archival pieces are referenced through loops and hooks used to suspend draped tops, trousers, and skirts throughout the collection.
The brand also plays with the concept of asymmetry, new dégradé ‘Hoochie’ dresses, challenging the viewer with unexpected designs and colours. Cutout bodies and corsets are embellished with lycra panels, structured busts, and gloved sleeves. Tailoring is also reinvented with a focus on a hyperfeminine vision of womanhood. Wool jackets are cut wide open to unveil the models’ décolleté as they march intrepidly on the severely pointed pumps and stiletto sandals from the latest Mugler shoe collection.