I adore the designer duo’s sculptural details and draping, they are masters at it. The sophisticated palette of the Badgley Mischka Fall/Winter 2022-23 Collection takes us to different eras of glamour. As always eveningwear and chic daytime options are all meticulously crafted from the finest fabrics and materials.
These pieces are all wardrobe classics with a modern twist. Some ethereal and others beautifully structured, dresses and ensembles are all made with care exclusively for an elegant woman who loves fashion and looks impeccable at all times. The best way though to describe this collection is through the designers’ own words:
“Like everyone else, we have been looking inward and yearning outward.
We revisited our 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”. We 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. We both were drawn to the most extravagant and fantastical aspects of our education.
We feel that we are coming out of the tunnel at last, and that it is time for the Grand Gesture again. We 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 our 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.
We are looking backwards, but not going there.”
– Mark Badgley & James Mischka