Fall 2024 takes the romantic tendencies of BADGLEY MISCHKA BRIDE into a version of the future. We are always seduced by the romance and allure of a grand gesture, of a sweeping staircase and a lingering look. We combined this with the ideas of the Italian Futurists – motion can be captured, lines should be dynamic, and clothes must “provide novel and constant enjoyment”. This collection seeks to marry the wonder and glamour of Yesterday with the world of Tomorrow. Fabrics are liquid or gossamer or structured. Classic Mikado and crepe are updated with stretch fibers; laces are glazed with crystal and seed beads. Delicate vintage embroideries are made new with metallic thread and glazing.
Mark Badgley and James Mischka have been hailed by Vogue as one of the “Top 10 American Designers” and as the darlings of the Hollywood set. The design duo has made their mark over the past three decades with glamorous, stylish, and wearable evening wear and accessories. There is a unique synergy between the talented duo, who met while studying at Parsons School of Design in New York. They share a similar aesthetic about clothes and the way people dress. Both men spent time designing for leading names – Badgley for Donna Karan; Mischka, the men’s collection for WilliWear WilliSmith – before starting their own line. Mark and James joined forces to launch Badgley Mischka in 1988 and since the beginning Badgley Mischka has captivated the fashion press and prominent retailers around the world with a sophisticated style that caters to a younger, more modern couture customer, without forsaking women of any age. They have remained true to this design philosophy and the consistent integrity of their collections. Their timeless designs appeal to a range of fashionable women, including Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Mirren and Ashley Judd.
Mark and James’ designs are constructed of the finest fabrics and superior craftsmanship. There is always an element of interest, either in the silhouette or with luxurious detail. They have remained true to this design philosophy and the consistent integrity of their collections have pushed them to the forefront of fashion in Ready-To-Wear, bridal, handbags, jewelry, shoes, eyewear, swim, and home furnishings.
“Our style harks back to the glamorous Hollywood of the Forties” says Mischka.
“The Badgley Mischka signature style is simple, streamlined and thoroughly elegant.”
“One zip and you’re glamorous!” says Badgley. “We like to keep things effortless. It’s fabulous if you can spend hours getting ready, but a woman should also be able to bring a dress to work and change there for an evening out.” Badgley Mischka is sold in the most prestigious stores in the world including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue in addition to the Badgley Mischka flagship boutique in Los Angeles.