“We’re caught between some wars right now,” Badgley said backstage. “We went back to the time when Europe and America were between the two World Wars.” He added, “It’s about the women living in those uncertain times and how they used power and strength to soldier through—it resonates today.” The pair introduced an easier, everyday ready-to-wear category, though the blue velvet tracksuit, fur stoles and embellished sneakers were more luxe than casual. But they were still great pieces that the Badgley Mischka woman can wear again and again.
The designers used ’40s silhouettes like nipped waists and voluminous skirts and the finale gown with a collar, long sleeves and dainty floral embroidery and beading that felt like something that Wallis Simpson would wear.
The hues of the garments were burgundy, black, post box office red, beige, tan, silver, royal blue, blush, navy blue, gold, bronze and deep, lustrous purple.
There were plenty of very elegant and stately dresses that would feel at home on a red carpet, but also a lot of pant and blouse combos as well.
This was a timeless show done by the duo of designers and it makes a fitting mark on Autumn/Winter 2017’s luxe dressing.