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STORY: Badgley Mischka, the American fashion house known for its evening dresses, took its audience on a sun-drenched Italian island vacation during their Spring 2018 runway show.
Inspired by fabrics, designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka used everything from effortless cottons to rich-colored brocade for their collection, which debuted on Tuesday (September 12) at New York Fashion Week.
“Most of them are from Italy, which made us think about Italy and the sun” Mischka said backstage before the show. “So that’s kind of the feeling of the collection is, you know it’s an American girl in Capri in the 60’s.”
For daywear, the collection featured basic cotton t-shirts paired with geometric cut skirts and structured tweed dresses with tassels adorning the hemlines. Majestic shoulders also dominated the daytime looks along with colorful jewel embroidering.
Models wore shoulder-grazing statement earrings in bright, fruity colors, which the designer duo included in almost every look.