"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 explore.