Take body-con and make it avant-garde. That’s what
But Cadwallader is about way more than just enhancing the awesomely beautiful bodies of our age. He’s political too. Body-con means something more than just sexy titillation when you put it on trans bodies, curvy bodies, non-binary bodies, racially diverse bodies or age-diverse bodies.
The designer talked about the “power and the glory” of the cast for his ‘backwards’ fashion show and he wasn’t exaggerating. Amongst those giving epic runway turns were: Euphoria’s
Cadwallader was inspired by comic book heroines and his models looked like Marvel heroines in his transparent and cutaway, second-skin pieces, designed to accentuate and exaggerate anatomical curves. It was tight but not trite. Body-con, in this context on these people, isn’t just performative, it’s proactive, empowered, sex-positive and political. It’s also available to buy right now on the
Photography courtesy of Mugler.