The Mugler Fall 2019 RTW Collection was outlined by experimentation on materials and the introduction of prints inspired by trompe-l’oeil marble.
“It’s different this season, and that was my goal. I’m doing the house justice with architectural tailoring, but I also dove into my passion for fabric development,” said designer Casey Cadwallader.
Mugler gets its oomph this season from Cadwallader’s prints and jacquards. “They’re not quite animal, not quite mineral,” Cadwallader said. “We actually used the word herbal.”
Cadwallader evoked Mugler’s signature hourglass shapes by combining flat panels with draped bits—structure and flou—in one piece. He did this on fitted long-sleeved sheaths, as well as on flouncy minidresses shown with boots that nearly grazed the dresses’ hems. Like the tailored jackets, the dresses are engineered to flatter and enhance curves. Elsewhere, there was pattern play in a pair of looks patchworked together from leather scraps found in a storage closet at Mugler HQ.
With a Thierry Mugler retrospective, “Thierry Mugler: Couturissme,” opening at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Kim Kardashian West and Cardi B developping fixations with the house founder’s elaborately constructed and cantilevered archival pieces, the Fashion House is on everyone’s minds.
Watch as the preparations for the Mugler Fall 2019 RTW runway show take place and the archival magic is showcased.