Glamorous gowns and glitzy shoes
Renee Minus White | 4/21/2017, 4:22 p.m.
“If you can spend hours getting dressed, it’s fabulous,” stated designer Mark Badgley, who with James Mischka founded the label Badgley Mischka. “However, a woman should also be able to bring a dress to work and change there for an evening out.”
Design partners since 1988, when they launched their company, the two have remained true to their design philosophy. For fall ’17, their stylish evening gowns are sophisticated and glamorous. The glitzy shoes and sneakers added a special yet spunky sparkle to the show.
Both men spent time designing for leading names—Badgley for Donna Karan and Mischka for WilliWear WilliSmith—before teaming up to work on their line. They met at Parson’s School of Design in New York and share a similar design aesthetic about clothes and the way people dress.
“Our style harkens back to the glamorous Hollywood of the ’40s,” said Mischka.
“The Badgley Mischka signature style is simple, streamlined and thoroughly modern.” Badgley commented, “One zip and you’re glamorous. We like to keep things effortless.”
Their timeless designs appeal to a range of fashionable women, including Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Madonna, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Mirren and Ashley Judd. Their designs are constructed of the finest fabrics with superior craftsmanship. There is always an element of interest and surprise, either to a silhouette or with
Badgley Mischka is sold in the most prestigious stores in the world, including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Their clothes are also available at the Bagley Mischka flagship boutique in Beverly Hills.
Alice + Olivia by Stacy Bendet Wiener’ collection included ready-to-wear, gowns, shoes, accessories and handbags for fall 2017. Pulling inspiration from all over the world, Bendet Wiener incorporates bold colors, unique prints and eclectic details to create vibrant and dynamic pieces. Her cut-up, cut-out jeans created a stir with their shapely, loose fit.