These guys have turned out some of the most exquisite evening dresses of the last three decades. Though many of them were perhaps earlier rather than later, it is a requirement of the designers to continue to evolve and push the envelope. But a large part of Badgley Mischka Fall/Winter 2015 envelope should be marked, "Return To Sender." It's not that it was bad, but it was largely uninspiring.
With the exception of the matador-inspired group, which was not only exquisite, but seemed to be the most natural evolution for the designers. Slim-cut black, white and red pieces lavishly encrusted with large gold beads. Faaabulous. There was a very ladies-who-lunch group of self-fringed wool dresses and ensembles. Yawn. An also-ran group was
the.brocades, only semi-successful, at best, but featuring a couple of stand-outs.
A red-and black group was mercifully brief. The best silhouette was a enchanting belted day dress in a nubby russet-colored wool with a large dry-brush plaid with bateau-neckline, 3/4 length sleeves, and a swingy skirt hitting just below the knee. Really chic. The stand-out look of the show was from the matador-inspired group: a blousey man-tailored white silk charmeuse blouse was paired with a high-waisted matador-inspired black skirt divinely slim all the way to the floor (and sporting a sexy inset sweep-train at the back), with a wide yoke at the waist encrusted with brilliant gold beads that trailed down the hips. Not just faaabulous. Fucking faaabulous.