June 29, 2022

Designer duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka at New York Fashion Week showcased their fall 2022 collection dedicated back to their 1980s student days on Tuesday, presenting an collection of neat dresses adorned with large bows or detailed shoulders.

Badgley Mischka in a video release of their latest creations saw models wearing gowns with drooping sleeves. Suits sparkled with sequins.

According to the designers, they revisited their assignments undertaken as students, including at couturier Charles James’ exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, Zandra Rhodes’ exhibition at Parsons School of Design, the Costume Institute at The Met along with dressing fashion shows for New York designers.

Mischka commented that they went back to when both of them were first in New York and in Parsons at art school and were enthralled by all the costume history by Charles James, by all this Cecil Beaton photographs that they were studying at the time.

The duo mentioned to have looked through their 1980s lens and overscaled some of the proportions and things for the season collection.

The collection dresses had plenty of bows – decorating fronts, sitting on sleeves or adorning waistlines. One jumpsuit was tied at the neck.

While some frocks came ruffled at the front, others were one-shouldered, in chiffon or decorated with flowers.

The designers mentioned to be inspired by pictures taken by British society photographer Beaton for colours; they used shades of tobacco, blush, scarlet, olive, midnight blue and black. The fabrics mixed luxury with comfort.

Badgley Mischka just like other labels has enjoyed the current wave of soaring demand for high-end goods as customers splash out following lockdowns.