Antonio Berardi is known for his sharp tailoring
skills and overtly sexual aesthetic, which makes this a
good moment for the Italian-born, London-trained
designer. His blazers were fitted, clipped at the
waist and paired with straight, sleek trousers; a beige
suede pantsuit had an extra flap of material that
draped on one side of the jacket when it was buttoned.
But it was the dresses that stood out the mostfrom a black chemise with a wide, triple-buckle belt, to a scoop-necked chartreuse number with a ruched waist, and a black, one-shouldered gathered dress with a deflated balloon bottom. To indulge his racier side, Berardi also showed tan microshorts, a teensy bikini and dominatrix-inspired brassieres attached to fitted, corsetlike tops.