Mugler creative director Casey Cadwallader led the French fashion house to tantalises the senses in their latest fashion film, released to social media.
The ten minute film features rappers, models, athletes and muses wearing Mugler, with the current collection playing with illusion of silhouettes and skin. The Spring Summer fashion film highlights Adut Akech, Amber Valletta, Aweng Chuol, Barbie Swaee, Bella Hadid, Chloë Sevigny, Dominique Jackson, Eartheater, Elizabeth Liz Cambage, Lidia Judickaite, Lourdes Leon, Maria Kochetkova, Megan Thee Stallion, Nataša Vojnović, Raynara Negrine, Shalom Harlow, Sora Choi and Yilan Hua.
Shot in a Hollywood backlot, Mugler creative director Casey Cadwallader worked with Directors Torso Solutions as part of their third installment of an ambitious trilogy of fashion films for Mugler. Breaking out of the black box and the white cube, the latest episode warps East Coast and West Coast of his native America in a trompe l ’oeil exploration of time and space.
“Featuring an all – star cast of Mugler personas, protagonists from the worlds of fashion and film collide in mind-bending vignettes that fetishize the nuances of identity and self -express ion in a world of counterfeits and clones. Taking unprecedented cinematic license, micro-narratives weave in and out from day to night, as doppelgangers and star-crossed lovers battle for screen time with a shapeshifting army of sirens, warriors, vixens, and acrobats. Chloë Sevigny marches through the ersatz streets of New York, Shalom Harlow and Amber Valletta kiss on the hood of a stretch limousine, and Megan Thee Stallion drops in on a virtual billboard high above us mere mortals. Glitches in the matrix punctuate the film, jolting the collection’s sharp modernity with a surrealist edge.” – states Mugler.com
About the collection, from Mugler.com:
“In constant movement, the Spring Summer 2022 collection is showcased in 360° throughout, revealing the evolution of Mugler shapewear silhouettes, denim, eveningwear and tailoring across a diverse array of bodies. A hothouse palette punctuates the Mugler color card of monochromes, flesh tones and denim, sheathing the body in ombré shades of orchid pinks and purples, vermillion, and coral. Illusion tulle – a new house signature – is applied on bodysuits to carve out impossible necklines in razor-sharp points, replacing lycra elsewhere on floating spiral and corset denim designs. Manfred Mugler’s archive inspires sculpted Perspex hardware – loops and hooks that suspend draped tops, trousers and skirts grazing erogenous zones at the bust and hip.
Extending the Mugler repertoire, new dégradé ‘Hoochie’ dresses apply asymmetry of color and drape, whilst an array of cutout bodies and corsets feature gloss lycra panels, structured busts, and gloved sleeves. Tailored wool jackets are sliced open across the décolleté with double straps that wrap around the bust, and jeans spill and flare at the ankle: revealing the new Mugler shoe collection of severe pointed pumps and architectural stiletto sandals with stacked, elongated toes.”
See the collection:
Creative director: Casey Cadwallader Film directors: TORSO Stylist: Haley Wollens Casting: Julia Lange Casting Music director: TF Choreographer: Traci Young-Byron Make-up artist: Daniel Sallstrom Hair stylist: Olivier Schawalder Nails: Sylvie Macmillan Set design: Liam Moore Production: DIVISION Director of photography: Stuart Winecoff 1st director assistant: Garret Ives Editors: Will Town & Anthony Valdez Post production: Nightshift Head of fashion films: Gwendoline Victoria Executive producer: Jules de Chateleux Line producer: Ben Zorilla Producer: Pj Sodaski Production coordinator: Jean Eninger Post-producers: Clemence Cornac / Pauline Sanguinetti Colorist: Maxime Mourey Vfx supervisor: Cyril Chantereault Post production music: Benzēne music Logo design: Filippo Odone Dancers: Aaliyah Williams / Adrianna lanier / Dominique Loude / N’dia wight.
by Amanda Johnstone