Badgley Mischka Resort 2016.
Business as usual. Beautiful Business. Gorgeous Business... But, nonetheless, the same business we've come to expect from Mark Badgley and James Mischka. Stalwart proponents of Ravishing Evening confections with nary a deviation, Nighttime dressing is their Modus Operandi and they were sticking to it for their Palm Beach inspired Resort 2016 collection. So, as typically lovely as Badgley and Mishcka's collections usually are... That's all it was... Typical.
One whiff of ANYTHING not cemented in the way of Nocturnal dressing would have been frighteningly appreciated! Owing to the fact that this was not to be, we were faced with a Parade of Pretties that grew Yawn-inducingly boring as the procession droned on. The highlight of the collection were the Lily Pulitzer worthy Caftans that were sumptuous and opulent but more relaxed than we are used to from the design duo. Other than that, every outfit felt done to death. Formulaic and Expected.
One saving grace that stood out, A deep Ink Blue 3/4 sleeve column with an empire blouson top that was gently graced with an almost Japonesque like Floral Applique and had a Bill Blass sophistication to it that was gorgeously Enchanting! After that... The collection ended up being just one more notch on the bedpost for Mark and James. Same Old, Same Old!