Bows and ruffles were centre stage at Badgely Mischka‘s Spring Summer 2012 collection in New York this week. Bows were applied as part of the bodice or as a simple ribbon tied around the waist and ruffles highlighted a distinctly feminine silhouette. The collection was bursting with colour, with a pallet ranging from bright orange, to aqua, to hot pink, all of which are key colours for this season. Prints also played an important role, updated by Badgely and Mischka’s use of fabric, from silk sateen to damask. The gowns were not all floor length, many finished just bellow the knee, overall giving the collection a fresher and lighter feel.
Another surprise was among the stunning evening gowns were a selection of shorts and play suits, a bold break from their traditional evening wear. Leather also was included in the collection, in particular a rich lemon strapless dress and aqua biker jacket. However the collection finished up with several stunning floor length nude gowns with hints of gold and silver. Our pick – a nude silk chiffon gown with leaf embellishment or a tiered ruffled gown with sheer neckline and bead embellishment.
We can just see Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen walking the red carpet in it. Though Mary-Kate may team it with some Dr Martens or unkept hair.
Photos via the Badgley Mischka Facebook Page