French fashion house Mugler has just appointed relatively unknown designer Casey Cadwallader as their new creative director.

After just four years at Mugler, current creative director David Koma will exit, making room for Cadwallader. The new creative director has a background in architecture having studied at Cornell and has worked at multiple sleek and sexy brands, from Narciso Rodriguez and J.Mendel to Acne Studios where he was most recently, as pre-collections design director. His streamlined design sensibilities will no doubt fit in well at Mugler, which is known for its futuristic and structural silhouettes.

In a release, Sandrine Groslier, president of the Clarins Fragrance Group, Mugler Fashion and Fragrance said:

“[Casey’s] determination and unique sensitivity to Mugler’s artistic and experimental heritage will enable us to pursue the renewal of the house in the long term. We are confident that his personal vision and talent will position Mugler among the most sought-after avant-garde fashion brands of today.”

We can’t wait to see where Cadwallader takes the brand in the future. Stay tuned!