Summary: I don’t know if it was my amazing seat or my mood, but this was the perfect show with which to start my day. The first thing I do when sit down is scan the porgram for descriptions of the apparel about to take the runway. I look at fabric and colors and of course how many items are in the collection. When I saw 54 for Badgley Mischka I was blown away. The most I had seen before was 41. Let me just say…I didn’t want this show to end. In a word, I was ‘moved.’
Known for their glamorous eveningwear, the amazing duo ventured into sportswear last season. If I could (afford to) I would wear this entire collection everywhere (even to bed which is possible since they also have a lingerie line). Yes, Badgley Mischka still command red-carpet worthy gowns replete with glitz, rhinestones, beading and sweeping trains. However, their sportswear will gain them even more respect (aside from the white ‘puffy’ shirt). Even though some of the gowns were a little over the top metallic for my personal sensibilities, the standing ovation was well deserved for a perfectly orchestrated show.
Color Palette: white, cream, camel, toffee metallic, coffee, chocolate, espresso, navy, iron, graphite, jet, black, amethyst, claret, blush, rose, anthracite, silver, hematite, ghost, stone, gold & platinum.
Textures & Details: silk/cashmere, cotton, twill, denim, wool, merino wool, boucle, silk, patent, georgette, lurex, chenille, satin, lame, taffeta, chiffon, velvet, lace, glen plaid, jersey, tweed, leather, python, shearling, persian lamb, mink, chinchilla, beads & crystal.
Key Looks: This is going to be hard…a funnel neck coffee cotton tweed cropped jacket with the same in a skinny pant, a chocolate, persian lamb jacket, a black wool dress with a puffed short sleeve, a toffee metallic tweed cropped bomber jacket that side tied at the waist, a black silk fitted strapless dress with loose claret tulle draping, seriously high-waisted stretch wool military skinny pants, a black lurex and wool lame dress, a navy chiffon gown with crystals that looked like snow, a black and rose plaid net gown (this plaid I would wear), a gorgeous gunmetal lace and hematite gown, long black leather gloves, their own smoke or black python satchels, carry-alls and clutches.
Photos: Getty Images
Side bar: I have really tried to stay out of the ‘too skinny’ model debate, but there were some photos I wanted to use, however the models looked repulsively too thin. During the show I did not notice this, but while pulling photos I was astonished by two. It is not attractive to view clothes on skeletons, it is distracting.See the Top Ten Summer 2016 Trends for Women Over 40