Runway Report: Antonio Berardi Fall 2017

It was only appropriate that Antonia Berardi looked to William Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth for his inspiration this season. For his Fall 2017 range, the catwalk was filled to the brim with strong silhouettes both feminine and androgynous. It was as though Berardi was showcasing Lady Macbeth’s modern day wardrobe, equal parts old England fair and 21st Century power dressing.

Voluminous skirts with zip-wire fastenings were paired with on-trend chunky cut-out knits and knee length boots. Meanwhile, dark matte colored power suits got an upgrade donning asymmetrically shaped blazers with peek-a-boo panels and low slung pants to match, followed by an hour glass styled midnight blue velvet gown with a boat neck and lady-like darting.

If this is what Lady M would be wearing then her ladies in waiting would be equally well and aptly dressed in blush pink chiffon and lace worked maxi dresses with previously mentioned zip-wire, a layered skirt, and fly-away shoulder scarves. Or a black mesh and zig-zag edge floor length dress with mix media seams and 3D shoulders.

Berardi didn’t veer too off track with this color game this season, but then upon observing each piece as it glided down the runway, he didn’t need to. The navy, kohl, cherry red, nude-blush, almond, had us swooning at first sight.

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Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji