Mugler is another brand taking the see-now, buy-now approach to fashion that we've long been waiting for. To debut Part 02 of its spring/summer 2021 collection, which is now available to shop on fashion.mugler.com, designer Casey Cadwallader tapped some familiar faces to star in a video, directed by TORSO in Long Island City. This virtual 6.5-minute runway flips the idea of a typical fashion show on its head, incorporating acrobatics and plenty of movement, plus a super-diverse cast that includes models, performance artists, musicians, and actors such as Bella Hadid, Euphoria's Hunter Schafer, Pose's Dominique Jackson, Alek Wek, Irina Shayk, and more.
Mugler, known for its shapewear and body-conscious looks worn by the likes of Kim Kardashian, incorporated cutouts, sheer fabrics (including seamed stockings the brand collaborated on with Wolford), embroidered crystals, and flashy neon colours into this offering, along with its signature deconstructed denim. The movie, which works to show how the bodysuits and pieces flatter curves and hug the figure, is complete with stunts — and it just may leave your head spinning. Watch it once through, then take a beat and scroll through the striking lineup of looks, which may or may not be covered with surprise splashes of water.