Mark Badgley and James Mischka's Spring 2013 collection drew on the 1935 film version of A Midsummer's Night Dream, which explains why the models in the show looked a little like faeries emerging from the woods.
"When they shot that film, they put tulle and sequins in front of the camera to create that ethereal world," Mischka said at the show. Naturally, they sent models down the runway from behind a woodsy backdrop dressed in gauzy gowns decorated with lots of sparkle. The highly detailed frocks from their main collection were shown with separates and daywear from their secondary line, Mark & James. But the garments shared a mutual love of glitz that allowed the designers to tell a richer story: A suit jacket featured panels of tweed coated in Lurex, and a sparkly pair of tailored sweatpants seemed just as luxurious as the lacy, rhinestone-laden gown Erin O'Connor wore in the show.