Antonio Berardi reclaimed his Italian roots with a
carefully staged backdrop that included a little
Vespa motor scooter, an ice-cream stand and festively strewn lights.
Traditionally crafted leather and heavily worked
lacetwo of Berardi's favorite materialswere key to
his collection. His see-through skintight trousers,
razored jackets and ultraslim pants were sexy as ever
(especially with the just-stumbled-out-of-bed Rapunzel
hairdos on Berardi's models); textured denim jackets and
jeans offered a slightly more sedate option. Die-hard
fans will go for Berardi's lingerie-like party slips,
which can go from the dance floor to the bedroom in
the blink of an eye.
How to close such a high-powered presentation?
Consider a stunning flapper-inspired silver paillette
dress with a floral motifa brave alternative to the
understated simplicity that is so often championed on
more conventional runways.