Mark Badgley and James Mischka may be known for their high-voltage entrance makers, but for spring they took on one highly unlikely theme: Shaker style. "The elegance and simplicity," Mischka explained before the show. "Not the self-deprivation and the torture."
But even if they don't know a Shaker from a Quaker, the designers did a fine job at toning down their look and refining its details. Dresses in pristine white cotton lace were made modestly glam with ribbon and crystal trim, and throughout a light touch in the beading department meant gowns twinkled instead of going bling. Gossamer Empire numbers were layered with feathery lace, while a mere crust of crystal beading peeped out from the bodice of a billowy chiffon gown.
"You start one way as a baby, but why shouldn't you be able to choose your own path as opposed to culturally people telling you which way to go?" - Thom Browne at his men's spring 2018 show, where he celebrated gender fluidity. #pfw #wwdmens (📷: @delphineachard)
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)