Designer Thierry Mugler launched his namesake label in 1974, introducing a brand of femininity that embraced theatricality and tenacity with his anatomical designs. Mirages of haute irreverence, the critically-acclaimed Mugler fashion shows built an expansive dream-like visual culture around the brand. Though departing from the brand in 1997, Mugler’s avant-garde spirit is embodied by current creative director Casey Cadwallader. Graduating from Cornell University with a degree in architecture, the American designer’s background is reflected in his ample understanding of Mugler’s structural aesthetic, manifested in bold spiral-cut denim and impeccably tailored dresses. These architectural pieces are offset by reflective French satin biker shorts and leggings that speak to the designer’s passion for technology and sportswear. Cadwallader’s diverse interests come together to fuse Mugler’s established tropes with modern elements, reimagining its strong feminine sensibility for the present-day.