My instinct is to say that Mark Badgley and James Mischka were a little reserved for Spring 2013, but reserved for Badgley Mischka still includes lots of metallic brocade and details in gold lame and gemstones. Rich, structured separates in metallic brocade and what appeared to be an iridescent tweed were paired with softer pieces in sherbet hues. The color story was very Palm Beachy, very pastel.
The girls were likely intended to be a bit nymph-like, as they walked out from a foggy forest backdrop, but make no bones that Badgley Mischka is ever going to chase the youth vote. While there was nothing stuffy about the collection, it was very relaxed and easy, there was also nothing new or unexpected.
The trend for Spring 2013 seems to be a bit more covered up. This collection followed that memo, but in sophisticated separates that would take a more mature woman from office to dinner party in style. Not in the modern way rendered on, say, the Marc Jacobs runway.
There was, as always, stunning eveningwear we look forward to seeing on the red carpet come awards season and impeccable craftsmanship. I was just a bit underwhelmed by Badgley Mischka this season.