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 lace—two of Berardi's favorite materials—were 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 motif—a brave alternative to the understated simplicity that is so often championed on more conventional runways.