Antonio Berardi RTW Fall 2019

While he showcased his latest fall collection to buyers according to the traditional schedule, Antonio Berardi skipped any classic shows or presentations during fashion week this season. His beautiful collection was actually revealed to journalists with one-on-one appointments in his Milan showroom and via a range of images portraying fashion icon Catherine Baba.
“The idea that the collection starts in my world is given over to someone else, who makes it fit in her world, and the eventually of it becoming part of someone else’s universe on a totally different level is perhaps the most exciting thing of all,” Berardi said on Baba’s interpretation of her clothes.
Her bold personality actually exalted the already distinctive spirit of the collection — which, designed to complement the pre-fall range, was more focused on cocktail and evening attire.
Continuing to offer his own take on his inspiration from the year 1968 — already the theme of pre-fall — Berardi played with the sharp and the precise mixed with the soft and bohemian. A white minidress with scalloped edges and flared sleeves exuded the same feminine allure as another short dress, worked in overblown checks, showing exaggerated ruffles.
Lengths got longer in a hot pink gown revealing precise vertical

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Antonio Berardi RTW Fall 2018

Back to Milan after nine years showing in London, Antonio Berardi paraded his fall collection show at his new atelier – a charming space with parquet floors and a stucco ceiling.
The opening look – a strapless, draped red gown – announced a softer tone. His usual dramatic, mysterious elegance yielded to new lightness and a touch of positive exuberance. This was reflected in the color palette, which included red, orange and turquoise, and the fabrics, such as the featherweight chiffon for breezy gowns embellished with tactile crystal embroideries. At the same time, Berardi’s sharp cuts, polished tailoring and sophisticated constructions were still there. Blazers featured pockets created by drapes, dresses unveiled ergonomic cuts enhanced by tonal color blocking, multi-layers created intriguing 3D effects ,and transparent inserts gave the impression of inlaid undergarments on ample taffeta and chiffon maxi dresses.
A double-breasted coat with a wide collar expressed a sartorial sophistication, while cozier looks included a sweater with cut-out details at the shoulder that was matched to a beautiful pencil skirt punctuated by tiny crystals and embroideries.
Bonded paper taffeta, holographic lace and silver, crocodile printed velvet added some striking, Beatle-like iridescence.

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Antonio Berardi RTW Fall 2017

The treacherous Lady Macbeth was Antonio Berardi’s muse for fall, compelling the designer to look to the Scottish Highlands and vigorous outdoor pursuits like climbing and mountaineering for inspiration. Cue a restrained collection with dreamy romance at its core, toughened up by some great outerwear.
Like Shakespeare’s scheming heroine, garments weren’t always what they seemed. What looked like a skirt and top were often dresses, and a tailored jacket and trouser combo was actually a jumpsuit. For instance, the opening look, a navy dress that appeared to be a high-neck sweater tucked into a full and flouncy skirt fitted with outdoorsy drawstrings to add volume, and the lovely cream silk jumpsuit that disguised as a pair of tailored pants and a matching jacket.
Berardi reinterpreted the parka into a luxe cashmere incarnation with a dramatically tall collar and wide belt that had a removable back skirt, and he had vanquished the vacuum-packed silhouetted of old, confidently embracing a more relaxed attitude, seen in the wide-leg pants with their appealing fold-down waistbands.
The collection marched through navy, cobalt, grape, crimson, gold, cream and black, the show closing with a run of romantic silk chiffon gowns in nude and black silk, trimmed with gossamer black

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