2007 September 6

Badgley Mischka - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008

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(NEW YORK) Inspired by the ‘20s and ‘70s, Badgley Mischka’s collection featured the glamorous gowns that the duo is best known for, along with refined suit pieces and cocktail dresses. Eveningwear is what designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka do best and the French Riviera of the twenties was clearly the inspiration behind a tulle and satin flapper dress and Art Deco crystal decorations.

The casual elegance of the ‘70s was reflected in the high-waist, wide-legged suit pants, cream-colored coats, floppy beach hats, and printed scarves wrapped around the models’ heads and waists. A poufy purple silk dress gathered around the waist was Mischka’s most original interpretation of the period’s glamour. The white and blue ombré short dress that followed, worn by a model with short hair and pink lips channeled the decade’s hippie sensibility. Overall, such retro references were subtle, and the duo did not allow themselves to get too carried away, sticking to their familiar grown-up elegance.