Seizing the Day with Badgley Mischka
by Ian Laughead
Starting with the runway itself, which was set with vignettes of furniture from their brand-new home line, this was a season of firsts for Badgley Mischka. The ApparelMagic client is known around the world for their elegant gowns and cocktail dresses, but starting this fall, their loyal customers can wear Badgley Mischka all day long.
The show began with thirty-some-odd iterations of their impeccable eveningwear, this season turning towards old 1940s Hollywood for inspiration. Every dress was gorgeous, as can be expected from these red carpet masters: some sleek columns in midnight blue sequins, others goddess style in diaphanous red chiffon. Each look was set off with the model’s bright red lips and strong, screen siren brows. One shirtdress in particular, lushly embroidered in metallics over sheer panels, seemed absolutely finale-worthy. But the boys at Badgley Mischka had a trick up their sleeve: their new daytime ready-to-wear line.
Bridging the divide between comfortable and classy, the new line included everything from luxe velour sweatsuit separates to swing coats paired with easy slacks and leggings. Accessories were elevated with youthful details like embellishments on slip-on sneakers and fur pom-poms on beanie hats. Whether a fancy film premiere or a casual weekend movie at home, the new Badgley Mischka is a 24/7 lifestyle brand.