Mugler is partnering with H&M on an affordable collection

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A Mugler x H&M collaboration is coming this springAurelien Meunier - Getty Images

H&M’s next designer collaboration might be one of the most anticipated yet; the high-street retailer has just confirmed that it is partnering with French fashion brand Mugler.

The collection – which will be available online and in stores this spring – is being crafted under the direction of Mugler’s creative director Casey Cadwallader and "will encapsulate the unique and vibrant spirit of Mugler" according to a statement.

Cadwallader was appointed as Mugler's lead in 2018 and, over the past five years, has become known for his sheer, figure-hugging designs that have fast become a go-to for celebrities looking to make a head-turning statement – from cool-girl Chloë Sevigny to pop sensation Dua Lipa and model of the moment Bella Hadid. His impressive design experience – at brands like Loewe, Acne Studios and Narciso Rodriguez – spans almost two decades, while his inclusive casting is highly praised.

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Megan Fox wearing MuglerAstrid Stawiarz - Getty Images

H&M's designer collaborations are always instant sell-outs – and undoubtedly the Mugler drop will be no different. For the past two decades, the Scandi high-street brand has offered its customers the opportunity to own high-end designer pieces at a fraction of the usual price. Previous successful collaborations have been with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo, Simone Rocha, Versace, Giambattista Vali, Erdem and Isabel Marant.

The legendary French fashion designer Thierry Mugler passed away last January, leaving behind a great legacy in the world of fashion. He often took inspiration from the 1940s and 1950s in his work, which resulted in theatrical, groundbreaking silhouettes with exaggerated shoulders and hips, structured waists and sculptured bodices.

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Diana Ross wearing MuglerGetty Images

His designs are instantly recognisable as his own and have been worn by the world's most famous people, from Beyoncé to Rihanna, David Bowie to Diana Ross. Mugler famously returned to designing after a 20-year hiatus to create Kim Kardashian's 'wet dress' for the 2019 Met Gala, which took eight months to make and had the illusion of glistening water droplets cascading down Mugler's iconic silhouette.

No further details about the forthcoming collaboration are yet known – but we're sure it won't disappoint fans.

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