Runway Review: Antonio Berardi Spring 2015

The sharp precision that Antonio Berardi is known for continued this season, although the designer’s starting point felt a little different. ‘Opulence within turbulence’ felt wholly transitional, the palette and textures taking the wearer effortlessly from winter to spring and beyond.

Cobalt, burnt orange and raspberry pink were used as accents in outsize abstract florals, geometric panels or wide stripes of valiant colour amongst the otherwise muted core tones.
A billowing trapeze silhouette was again evident in London, seen as a sweet navy dress with a jewelled bib-front and sharp stripes at the hem. Later, iridescent finishes took centre stage as things got a little more dramatic – we loved the pairing of clean white cigarette pants and a tabard-like sleeveless top, whilst the finale was undoubtedly beautiful. A gauzy gown, with swathes of billowing tulle and a simple neckline was appliquéd in hundreds of tonal blue crystals – bridal perfection personified.

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