Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Designers Of The Day - Mark Badgley and James Mischka- Pre Fall '14

When you've been one of the top fashion labels in America for 22 years, been worn by everyone, to everything, and hang in most of the closets of the wealthiest most tasteful women in the world what do you do next? You do what got you there. Mark Badgley & James Mischka deserve a great deal of credit for a great many things but their client focus should be at the top of the list. They never sacrificed pleasing the women who adore their designs in a mad rush to be everything to everybody tomorrow. This is not to say they are staid or boring. Their designs are always of the most beautiful fabrics and executed with the highest skill. They've managed to be at once sleek, opulent, romantic and sexy. That's pretty impressive, why would you mess with it?

Mark & James really have an eye for fabrics that will stretch enough to get that devastating curve hugging look without reading as cheap.





They create the most luxurious looks.





The duo has a great sense of editing. Their embellishments never tip over into gaudy. 





Such a subtle color combo.





And when they go for full on WOW they get it.

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