Skip to main content
Publish date:

Badgley Mischka President On Tariffs, Trends and Promoting Women

Our full interview with the president of Badgley Mischka on how the tariffs are affecting her bottom line, on the transformation of the brand and on why there are not enough women in the fashion C-Suite.

It was hard for me to get my jaw off the floor as I sat in the Badgley Mischka showroom with president Christine Currence.

As a fashion lover and Hollywood-follower, I have been enamored with Badgley Mischka and their designs for years.

From bridal to couture gowns to now sportswear, the creative genius of designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka was everywhere.

And while these men have been dressing women since 1988, the industry is surprisingly led by men.

TheStreet Recommends

Glamour magazine teamed up with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the consulting firm McKinsey & Company and found that just 14% of women's brands are run by a female executive.

Seems the fashion world as an ol' boys club problem too.

So we talked with Currence about just that, as well as how the company is transforming itself into a lifestyle brand and how the tariffs -- really are -- affecting their clothes.

Even better, she offered the industry some great suggestions to get and keep more women in the fashion C-Suites.

Don't have time to watch.. then listen on Soundcloud and discover more podcasts from TheStreet