Defined by Mugler’s irrepressible energy: playful, youthful, body-positive, and open to every individual’s identity, the house’s latest collaboration with H&M welcomes the truest form of their identity. Available on May 11th at H&M, the collection features both menswear and womenswear looks that expand on both Mugler and H&M’s ethos of sharing great fashion and democratizing design.
“This collection is a watershed moment for the house of Mugler – a chance for us to celebrate our history and the pieces that we are beloved for today. The collaboration includes many of our signatures, from catsuits and bodycon dresses to tailoring, denim and beautiful, bold jewellery and accessories,” shared Casey Cadwallader, Creative Director of Mugler
Shot by Lengua and styled by Haley Wollens, the look-book features a vast array of talents, from fashion icons to musical talents, and highlights the spirit of Mugler’s diverse community. The cast includes Jerry Hall, Connie Fleming, Mariacarla Boscono, Anna Ewers, Ariish Wol, Sora Choi, Imaan Hammam, Selena Forrest, Lidia Judickaite, Yilan Hua, Aweng Chuol, Amaarae, Eartheater, Arca, Xu Meen, Luthando Ngema, Cheikh Diakhate and Fernando Lindez.
For the womenswear silhouette, the collection includes Mugler’s signature oversized shoulders with a cinched waist, shaping the body. Expanding on modern expressions of the house codes, the look-book includes spiral multi-seaming, which runs throughout the collection in the form of baggy jeans, nylon and denim bonded thong jeans, and jackets. Other highlights include leather jackets and a leather trench coat with an elongated scarf detailing, dresses with decadent embellishments, and strong tailoring, which can be paired with illusion catsuits, leggings, or cut-out bodysuits.
The menswear assortment features a collection of leather styles including trousers, blazers, and a trench coat with engraved buttons. The denim selection includes a sculpted jacket with padding that accentuates the form. Sharp tailoring can be layered with see-through flocked star print tops and corseted tanks. The collection offers an array of gender-fluid accessories including sheer gloves and tights, bags, scarves. Within jewelry, there are silver and gold body chains, earrings, and necklaces in different proportions and shapes, ranging from teardrops to the iconic Mugler star.
The archive revival part of the collection is a tribute to Thierry Mugler’s greatest hits from the ’80s and ’90s, curated by Casey Cadwallader. Each style embodies the founder’s legacy and arrives with its own special label featuring Thierry Mugler’s signature. Pieces include a black velvet dress with a shaped waist and puffed sleeves, a lace corset dress, a skirt suit with piercing details, and an acidic green tailored jacket. Accessories for this section include boomerang-shaped earrings and a double brooch connected by a chain.