February 15, 2017 / 6:06 AM / 6 months ago

Breezy dresses, old Hollywood and furniture at New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Fashion houses Badgley Mischka, Brandon Maxwell and designer Victoria Beckham debuted their latest collections at New York Fashion Week.

Here are some highlights from their shows.

Beckham's autumn designs featured breezy dresses and baggy pants paired with knee-high boots and boxy handbags.

Apart from bright pops of red, Beckham's colour palette mainly revolved around shades of burgundy, beige and navy, with graphic prints for the dresses and pants.

American fashion house Badgley Mischka, known for luxurious evening gowns, debuted a sportswear collection and home furniture during their Fall 2017 runway show.

Designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka decorated the runway with lounge chairs and sofas to give it the feel of a glamorous home.

"We started designing furniture about a year ago and it became a fabulous business for us. So it is something that we take very seriously now," Badgley said.

For autumn 2017, Mischka said the pair looked to the period between the two World Wars, as seen through the lens of old Hollywood.

The couture collection featured shimmering gowns in rich velvet and gold brocade with jewel-encrusted hemlines and swirling ribbons.

One gown completely covered in silver fringes appeared to flow down the runway, and regal hues of gold, silver, dark navy and red were the primary choices.

Brandon Maxwell said he wanted to add some colour to his mainly black-and-white palette.

"This time around, I just wanted to, as the song said in the show, break free," he said, in a reference to Queen's "I Want To Break Free", which played during the show.

Maxwell, who made a name for himself as pop star Lady Gaga's stylist, has seen his designs worn by actor Nicole Kidman, model Naomi Campbell and former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama since his launch in 2015.

New York Fashion Week will end on Feb. 16. (Reporting by Alicia Powell; Writing by Karishma Singh)

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