Runway Report: Antonio Berardi SS16

Antonio Berardi’s latest collection offers most things women crave come the summertime. From chic tailoring (with a twist, naturally), to swathes of billowing fabric trailing behind dresses or kimono cover-ups and flattering cuts that accentuate one’s best features – this had it all.

If spring/summer 2016’s previous shows are anything to go by, black is a big thing. Berardi was no different, but mixed flashes of canary yellow, rose red and a powder blue in amongst an otherwise monochrome palette. Intricate prints took centre stage, notably busy abstract patterns seen all-over dresses, palazzo pants and tailored separates. Then there was the metallic beading and embroideries creating oversized filigree, placed symmetrically around the shoulders and as panels on the front of both fitted shifts and bohemian maxi-dresses, full of fluid layers.

An array of formal tailoring concluded the show – white boyfriend tuxedo jackets were paired with wide-leg pants, jet-black saved for pockets and trims down the side of trousers. The metallic beading continued too, marking a dramatic end to a standout show.

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