London fashion week"I wanted the romance back, but in the confines of what I do," Antonio Berardi said backstage before his show. Yes, it's been a good, long run for the titanium-edged, body-con look, and Berardi's been one of the go-to designers for it. But even girls who did short-short and tight-tight with unblinking dedication are feeling for something a bit softer. In other words: a ripe moment for this designer to shift gears.
This precise and elegant collection was actually a broader realization of the volume he started to experiment with for Resort. He carried over that season's full fifties skirt in sweet dresses puzzle-pieced from various silks (faille, triple-layer organza, washed satin), but left the hems raw to cut the sweetness. Berardi's girl is neither prissy nor showy. That's the reason he limited embellishment to little fabric bells—not a sequin or bead in sight. New for Spring were fluid, wide ankle-cropped culottes almost skirtlike in their proportions. Worn with a sheer tuxedo blouse or languid, boxy jacket, they had an audience full of women with access to a vast market of great pants positively covetous.
Spring's starting point was an image of a Victorian-era fencing dress ("Just a stunning thing," he said), and it guided the idea of movement and the fuller silhouette. That new shape was rendered especially beautifully in the last two ballet-slipper pink chiffon gowns dripping with those little flowerlike fabric bells. Berardi didn't entirely abandon his body-con-loving customer, but this was a well-argued case for her to diversify.
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Anthony (Antonio Berardi) inspired by the streets, he can design a high fashion, you can wear it to visit the Queen; he also can be designed rough street casual wear, you can enjoy wearing it roll jump. Anthony (Antonio Berardi) not only can the two styles into full play, and both in one garment into two styles.