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Badgley Mischka - A Buyers Guide

Updated on January 17, 2012


Mark Badgley and James Mischka have been praised by Vogue as one of the β€˜Top 10 American Designers.’ The male partnership has made their mark over the last twenty years with glamorous, stylish evening wear and accessories. Since joining together in 1988 the duo have had the fashion press and retailers hooked with their elegant style that caters to a young couture customer. The Badgley Mischka style is heavily influenced by the Hollywood glamour of the forties, if you were to flick through a look book you would find simple streamlined items that do not age with time. Their designs are constructed from the finest fabrics and advanced quality craftsmanship. Collections are of such a high quality their clients range from presidential daughters to Hollywood award winners. Badgley Mischka is the brand of choice for these celebrities because they know they will look and feel their best during some of the most memorable and stylish events of their lives. Celebrity fans include Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Taylor Swift.

Mark and James share a unique relationship. They met in Design School in New York and share similar tastes in clothes and the way people dress. Before they started their own line Mark designed for Donna and Karen and James designed the mens collection for WilliWear from Will Smith. Within a few years their collections bloomed and they were privileged enough to design a bridal collection. This included embellished evening bags and footwear.


From the footwear collection we love June Bug in Rose Gold glitter. The shoes have a glittery upper in a dress shoe style with a round open toe. The zipper heel cup makes them extremely easy and comfortable to pull on and off. Inside the shoe is a smooth lining and cushioned foot bed to ensure you can keep dancing all night long! We also love the bridal heels Lissa. Lissa comes in a light pink colour and features a stunning silver rhinestone brooch which truly completes an outfit. Our final hot pick is Humbie, a 4.5 inch heeled shoe which has luminous glittering threads running throughout the material of the shoe added glamour to the peep toe pump heel.

Mark + James Footwear

As well as the Badgley and Mischka footwear range there is also a Mark and James collection. Inspired my glamour and class this collection is complemented by a seasonal cruise clothing collection. The Mark and James range of footwear features a diverse range of shoes including shoe boots, wedges and sky scraping heels. Some of our favourites in the Mark and James by Badgley and Mischka range include Nyomi a coral and brown patent wedge with a t-bar strap and buckle fastening. These are a great pair of shoes to be dressed up or down, the bright colours make a real statement. The insole of the shoe features the designers signature printed on the heel adding a personal touch. We also love Dimitri, a black heeled shoe where Mark and James invite you to slip into something sublime. The uppers are designed with luxurious suede leather, the shoe features an open toe, wide throat, leather lining and chunky heel.


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