"From Bahia to St. Louis" was the inspiration for
Eric Bergère's midnight blue, rust, khaki and white
collection that spanned a considerable range of
influences and moods.
The general look was clearly inspired by the
'80s: Lacquered linen pants, miniskirts and
trenches had the appearance of leather; T-shirt
dresses were dressed up with one-shouldered grommets
and leather appliqués. A desert motif ensued,
featuring cotton toile tunics, blousons and vests. For
evening there were billowing harem pants, jersey tops
with gold paillettes and muslin floor-length robes.
Bergère clearly has a talent for creating sexy,
wearable clothes, yet the collection felt uneven at
times, as if unsure of which direction to fully