Badgley Mishcka’s Fall 2008 collection was an ode to modern chic fashion. With the elbow length gloves that large hobo accessories, the buttoned up leather skirt suit (more on that later) and the ubiquitous gown, the designers really seemed to focus on the late twenties New York socialite. The career woman who knows how to play and cleans up well for that evening gala seemed to be the target audience. We loved the big brim floppy hats, the ultra high suede boots (that went right over the knee) and a pencil skirtsuit that will be the rage of fall. Mark Badgley and James Mischka stayed true to their eveningwear roots as well displaying an amethyst organza number that was simply divine. We are and always will be fans.
Alternative review from Second City Style:
If we have said it once we have said it a thousand times, as much as Badgley Mischka have licensed pretty much everything (handbags to perfume) these days, they shine when they focus on what they do best…red carpet show stoppers. The design duo also do daywear and tried to meld the two together by using taffeta and lurex, but our hearts didn’t start racing until the fur, feathers, and crystals began their decent down the runway. They lose points for naming Teri Hatcher their spokes model who seems to somehow cheapen their (read more here)