Backstage at Badgley Mischka, we caught up with design duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka where they shared their Fall 2014 inspiration.
“Fall is all about a polished textured glamour with a modern edge that translates seamlessly from day into evening. The fabrics, palette and embellishment are inspired by the romance and opulence of turn-of the century Vienna, specifically the artistic movements if Gustav Klimt and Josef Hoffman. Badgley Mischka plays textures and dimension with prints and embellishment for a rich, informed luxury.”
The beauty look for this show, while Russian inspired, translates quite well for Latinas.
Tom Pecheux for MAC told us he was inspired by all of the black and gold in the collection captured my attention in the fitting. “I wanted the girls to look elegant, chic, and—rich," said Pecheux. With a focus on a gilded eye look, Pecheux created the thick line with MAC Fluidline and added a thick glittery gold line on top with MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in Pure Show. A (relatively easy) show-stopping look!
This look paired nicely with the sleek yet dramatic hair created by Peter Gray for Moroccanoil. The deep low-swept bangs created a contrast to the gilded gowns. “We wanted to create a style with a touchable transparency and movement,” explains Gray. Using Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse, Gray created a style that allowed the hair to be firm, luminous and shiny yet appears natural on the runway.
Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann had fun with the inspiration! “When Badgley Mischka shared their concept of a Viennese princess leaving the ball and stopping at the club to visit her Russian boyfriend, I was inspired,” says Lippmann.
It was the metallic and beadwork that prompted the atypical half moon manicure she created for the runway. Previewing the upcoming (aka not yet launched) Fall 2014 Pewter lacquer in Take The A Train, and juxtaposing it with Glitter And Be Gay.
We can’t wait to see our favorite Latinas in these gorgeous gowns on the red carpet!