NYFW: Front Row at Badgley Mischka
During New York Fashion Week, I was lucky enough to have a front row seat to the Badgley Mischa show. Being that it was my second show ever, I’ve now been completely spoiled! ; ) The thing about fashion shows is that they are incredibly fun. What never came through for me in the magazines or online was just how much energy is in the room – the music starts and the mood totally shifts in whatever direction the designers want. In the case of Badgley Mischa, they started soft – just like the gowns that were floating down the runway – and built momentum as the clothes became less-formal and the hemlines shorter.
A few of the themes I noticed and particularly liked:
- Patterned/lace tights with heels: this addition brought a real femininity to the shorter-skirted looks. The tights varied between feather-lace patterns and fine fish-net. The heels were strappy and often either open-toed or sparkly. Very fun.
- Matador influenced details: many of the shoulders both on dresses and jackets featured a sort of gold feathered extension that reminded me of a matador’s jacket. Quite striking.
- Embellished tops with tailored separates: this was the trend I noticed both at this show and earlier in the week at Noon by Noor. Paring the fancy almost evening-wear worthy tops with solid, more formal separates looked incredible. This is the trend I will be keeping an eye out for and incorporating into my work wardrobe over the next couple of months. More to come!
Photos by Jenny Liu.