Photo Credit: Mugler
Mugler has returned to amaze us once again. The French Maison presented the second part of the Spring/Summer 2021 collection via a virtual show that mixes futuristic fashion (and sounds), structural simplism, and the adoration of the female form.
The virtual show was unveiled on the 31st of March in the form of a seven-minute film with the participation of some of the most influential personalities in the world of fashion and entertainment, from supermodel Bella Hadid to actress Hunter Schafer.
The film made by Torso studio presented an unusual catwalk characterized by darkness and motion. A motion shown in reverse, with the likes of Dominique Jackson, Soo Joo Park and Irina Shayk walking, strutting and dancing as if shown under an almost invincible light, allows us to imagine them as heroines but with intricate bodysuits, technical cut-out tops and transparent fabrics instead of capes.
The illusory and semi-sinister visuals that as explained by the Maison’s creative director, Casey Cadwaller, aimed to transmit a ‘David Lynchian’ aesthetic captured the label’s infamous DNA by showcasing distinctive looks and a reimagined elegance. But as much as we love the designs with their revealing silhouettes, sexy cut-outs and play of fabrics, it is the way in which these were presented that left us in awe of not only the attire but the creative direction.
By creating an atmosphere centred around freedom and expression, Mugler allowed its models to be seen and noticed as individuals rather than strictly as mannequins. Matching the importance given to the clothes worn to the women wearing them, and not solely due to their bodies but their personalities perceived through their facial expressions, laughs and imminent movements. Mugler’s SS21 Part 02 is a vision of female empowerment, one that leaves us in need of the glamorous pieces of this collection and the daring attitude of its models.
Have a look at Mugler’s full SS21 Part 02 show below:
Words By Chiara Ferrari