Friday, 14 September 2012

NYFW: Badgley Mischka

As it is New York Fashion Week I have decided to do a post for each of my top three favourite collections, as always in no particular order because I am simply the most indecisive person.
I am kicking off with Badgley Mischka.
For those of you who don’t know I am an English Student and so have dabbled a great deal in the works of William Shakespeare and my favourite play is A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in fact if I was to ever marry I think I would want the wedding to be a  gloss and glam take on the fantastical play...
Anyway, you cannot take a look at the Badgley Mischka line without seeing the words “Midsummer Night’s Dream”  and now I can understand why, even if they hadn’t confessed that they were inspired by the 1935 film version you can see it in the pieces. Although the film is in black and white the male duo claimed this is how they envision the fashion to be had been a colour picture.

They presented the models against a wood-like backdrop of forest features, already playing up to the Shakespeare play and how smart that a MSND takes places in Spring and this is their S/S Collection for 2013. The models make up was dewy, muted and simple with soft rose cheeks, no gloss and a matte finish; echoing the beauty of a virgin goddess and nymph like splendour straight from the screen.

As for the clothing articles themselves, it was a superb oxymoron of pastel coloured wistful pieces and metallic fitted shapes. Chiffon, tulle and satin were palpable and often in sherbet shades of mint, blush and lilac when combined with the gold lame and silver brocade
However, there wasn't just dream like gowns and floaty fabrics.
Classic shapes such as the blazer, camisole and knee length skirt were given a modern, romantic twist with a rose gold shimmer and scalloped edge.

My favourite pieces are pictured below. The left gown a warm sherbert orange with stunning sparkle detail and fabulous shape.
The centre dress is the perfect mix of a an almost dull grey with the gold sheer overlay which radiates mermaid glamour.
Finally the dove grey drey shade combined with the embellishment and sheer cut out piece is the right amount of variation to complete a beautiful awards ready dress.

Badgley Mischka have provided us with a visually rewarding modern take on regal, fantasy romance.

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