badgley mischka

It’s over a week since the last show, but I’m still catching up with all the coverage of the amazing shows from New York Fashion Week, and one collection that I thought was consistently amazing was that of Badgley Mischka. The dresses and other pieces all seemed to be inspired by eras past, in particular the 1930s to the 1950s, judging by the shapes and silhouettes. The designers kept things fun by not modernizing the looks too much; there were plenty of tilted hats, fur stoles and gloves to be found. And yet the looks were still completely wearable, with pencil and a-lined shaped skirts and dresses, dark, opaque hose and the outfits were all shown paired with open-toe booties. Gold was also a theme with the designers’ evening looks — ball gowns and cocktail dresses — dripping in it. The sheen of the dresses and the way they were accessorized, with gloves and even a Russian fur hat! made the look very winter wonderland ball, which I loved. But don’t take my word for it. You can see all the images by Kim Weston Arnold at style.com for yourself.