The Badgley Mischka spring/summer 2014 collection unveiled at New York Fashion Week came to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the flourishing business of the famous designer duo – Mark Badgley and James Mischka. We can safely say that the anniversary collection of the famous fashion house is perhaps the best line unveiled so far from Badgley Mischka. For spring 2014, the designers were inspired from photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue’s photos of women in the French Riviera in the Twenties and Thirties and the result was a parade of charming, elegant dresses, gowns and chic separates.
Sophisticated, feminine and so much Gatsby! This is perhaps the best way to describe those flowing, airy gowns and dresses seen in the Badgley Mischka spring/summer 2014 collection. The roaring Twenties were imprinted in every detail there, both in the silhouettes and the flapper-style fringes used that often. The designers kept that fascinating old fashion glamour throughout the entire collection, bringing ultimately romantic and ladylike daywear options too, like those classic blouse and skirt combos finished off with a cloche hat or the looks featuring perfectly tailored pants.
As far as the Badgley Mischka daywear goes, you can see mainly white and navy colors used for the tweed sheath dresses, palazzo pants and the airy beaded skirts. When it comes to their breathtaking eveningwear options, think light and feminine flowing silhouettes, beige, ivory, blush pink, baby blue, lilac hues, as well as passionate reds and beautiful navy blues. The gowns shine thanks to the pearly embroideries, iridescent fabrics, peplums and airy ruffles applied.
The accessory choices used included mainly strappy high-heeled sandals, small clutches, bracelets and sunglasses. Still, the cloche hats were the stars to this end!
Beauty wise, the models showed that blue eye shadow is still going to be hot this spring, and when it comes to the hair, think Gatsby-inspired updos! Overall, every details was made to create the impression of a woman “jumping off her yacht into the sea like a glamorous mermaid,” as Badgley noted! Glamour was there and is sure to reign the red carpet events to come!
Photos courtesy of WWD