Badgley Mischka evokes an island

AP/ AFP — All that was missing was the sand at the Badgley Mischka spring/summer show that featured floral prints, bathing suits and glitzy evening gowns, evoking island flair.

The show opened with a series of light green dresses and suits printed with oversized orchids and lilies in bright oranges, reds, and pinks. Some included beading, tassels and sparkly belts to heighten the tropical look.

Designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka often take inspiration from their travels and from classic icons and their latest collection combined both. For fans of the designers’ eveningwear, there was plenty of sparkle and drama.

Standout dresses included a bright fuchsia off-the shoulder gown with a giant peacock blue flower splashed onto one side and beading and silk flowers for texture. The label offered several sequined silhouettes, with signature flower appliques.

Sleek sequined suits with fitted cigarette pants and long, belted jackets came in spring shades such as aqua and pink. The collection also included a set of dresses and capes made of loose eyelet, with ruffled sleeves and beaded shoulders that revealed skin underneath.