American designer Casey Cadwallader was born in New Hampshire, USA. He studied architecture at Cornell University, before an internship at Marc Jacobs became the catalyst for close to two decades of fashion design experience, including positions as the Head of Womenswear at Loewe, Narciso Rodriguez and Acne Studios. He was appointed as the Artistic Director of Mugler fashion in December 2017.
Cadwallader has presented eight Mugler collections to date, all of which have received critical acclaim from key opinion leaders in the fashion industry. Vogue Runway’s Nicole Phelps stated: “Cadwallader seems interested in realigning the label to jibe more with how contemporary women lead their real, glamorous lives,” at his first Paris runway show for Spring Summer 2019. French journalist and fashion commentator Loic Prigent named the latest Spring Summer 2020 collection as one of the most diverse castings seen recently at Paris Fashion Week. Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion book has nominated Mugler Spring Summer 2020 as one the best collections of the season.
He has elicited multiple creative collaborations in the worlds of art, cinema and music, and championed a diverse cast of Mugler ambassadors from Bella Hadid and Chloé Sevigny to Carine Roitfeld, Tilda Swinton, and Juliette Binoche. An impressive cast of millennial stars and influencers have chosen to wear Mugler, from Euphoria actors Hunter Schaefer and Alexa Demie to Rowan Blanchard, Paloma Elsesser, and Violet Chachki. Evolving Mugler’s relationship with the international music industry, Cadwallader has dressed major music artists including Beyoncé, Kris Wu, Lykke Li, Ciara, Cardi B, Christine & The Queens and Dua Lipa for red carpet appearances and world tour costumes