On February 15th, Badgley Mischka, the luxury fashion label, reveled their Fall 2022 Collection at New York Fashion Week (NYFW). For the Fall 2022 Collection designers, Mark Badgley and James Mischka, revisited their years at art school, drawing on a lot of different sources. Mark’s best friend was the model Rebecca Ghiglieri, who was very famously the muse in Antonio Lopez’s illustration of the Charles James “shrimp gown”.
They had assignments at the Charles James exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, the Zandra Rhodes exhibit at Parsons, the Costume Institute at The Met, and dressed the fashion shows for every designer in New York. They both were drawn to the most extravagant and fantastical aspects of our education.
The designers feel that we are coming out of the tunnel at last, and that it is time for the Grand Gesture again.
They looked at those Post-War couture influences through a 1980’s lens, for the silhouettes and volumes and techniques. So much happiness has been postponed, and it is time to be exuberant again.
The colors are from Cecil Beaton photographs and their own imaginings – ebony, tobacco, scarlet, ice blue, celadon, rose, mica, olive, blush, midnight.
Fabrics are re-imagined classics, engineered to look heritage and feel modern. The shapes are both fluid and firm, controlled and extravagant.
To check out their latest collections please visit: https://www.badgleymischka.com/.
About Badgley Mischka
Mark Badgley and James Mischka have been hailed by Vogue as one of the “Top 10 American Designers” and as the darlings of the Hollywood set. The design duo has made their mark over the past two decades with glamorous, stylish and wearable evening wear and accessories.
There is a unique synergy between the talented duo, who met while studying at Parsons School of Design in New York. They share a similar aesthetic about clothes and the way people dress. Both men spent time designing for leading names — Mark for Donna Karan; James, the men’s collection for WilliWear WilliSmith — before starting their own line.
Mark and James joined forces to launch Badgley Mischka in 1988 and since the beginning Badgley Mischka have captivated the fashion press and prominent retailers around the world with their sophisticated style that caters to a younger, more modern couture customer, without forsaking women of any age. To learn more please visit: https://www.badgleymischka.com/.
Source: Badgley Mischka, CFDA, NYFW