James Mischka and Mark Badgley
Iconix Brand Group
Badgley Mischka is an American fashion label designed by Mark Badgley and James Mischka. Badgley and Mischka met at Parsons and found a common vision. The two launched the label Badgley Mischka in 1988, though their bridal business launched in 1993. Badgley and Mischka are partners in life and business.
Escada joined forces with the then up-and-coming design team. With solid financial backing, Badgley Mischka built a successful global business and expanded into new areas.
In October 2004, Iconix Brand Group, Inc. acquired the Badgley Mischka brand from its parent company, Escada. With Iconix’s financial and marketing support, the Badgley Mischka label has flourished to the next level and has become a true lifestyle brand.
The Badgley Mischka line is available at Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman and two boutiques in West Hollywood and Boston.
Badgley Mischka's looks are described as "red-carpet-destined evening wear" but generally produced with lighter fabrics and less construction.
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