17 posts tagged "Antonio Berardi"
Judging by the wares spotted on recent red carpets, like the sheer-paneled Antonio Berardi gown Gwyneth Paltrow donned to the Iron Man 3 premiere and the posterior-flashing Givenchy frock Ke$ha sported at last night’s Billboard awards, it would seem there’s a risqué trend afoot. And it’s spilling over onto the Resort ’14 runways, but with a ladylike twist. Chanel, J.W. Anderson’s Versus Versace, and Christian Dior each offered examples of flowery, diaphanous lace. Karl Lagerfeld opted for subtle applications, namely with a bra-revealing blouse shown under a matching blazer, while Raf Simons went full monty-ette, splitting one dress with a mint-colored, neck-to-knee filigree. Anderson offset the neon pink of a slash-away skirt with a hip-high black-lace inset. Needless to say, it left little to the imagination—save what one would possibly wear underneath.
“Five judges, five different backgrounds, and we were all unanimous,” designer Antonio Berardi (pictured, right) told Style.com after crowning the first winner of the MADE for Peroni Young Designer Award this week. The clear-cut winner out of the ten Parsons fashion alumni competing, according to the five fashion insider judges (a team that included Berardi, Jenne Lombardo, Simon Collins, Roopal Patel, and Francesco Carrozzini), was up-and-coming Parsons BFA graduate Nolan Bellavance (pictured, left). “His work is incredibly modern, super-chic, and feels new. I think he could be a very big star,” says Berardi, dubbing him the next “Peter Pilotto or Proenza Schouler.” “His prints are unlike anything anyone else is doing,” he added, highlighting a print dress from Bellavance’s offerings as a favorite.
Those are certainly big shoes to fill, but to help get him going, Berardi will serve as Bellavance’s mentor (and the young star has received $25,000 to finance his debut collection and $20,000 from Peroni to produce the showcase of his first full-fledged collection at MADE fashion week). Until then, Berardi’s advice to the designer: “This is the beginning, so it’s time for him to explore who he is. With every new young designer, they have to get some things out of their system. Gradually you fall into your shoes.” As for Berardi, he is off to Milan and straight into fittings. “I didn’t even know fashion week shows had officially started here in New York,” he admits. When his clothes hit the catwalk in London, expect to see him toying with the proportions of separates. Plus, there are embroideries “that look like they are on fire,” he hints.
Wining And Dining With Tom Ford, Street Chic With Jimmy Choo, How To Buy The Dress Off Rosie’s Back, And More…-------
Last night’s hot ticket was Tom Ford’s talk at New York’s 92nd Street Y, where the outspoken designer sounded off on fashion, film, and the lessons he’s picked up from the industry. Those awaiting his next film will have to wait a few years while he focuses on ready-to-wear, and those looking for a job, polish up your conversation. While on stage, Tom Ford (pictured) said former Gucci creative director Dawn Mello taught him to “only hire people you want to have dinner with.” [@fashionologie]
One more fashion brand is taking it to the streets. Jimmy Choo is launching its own Web site, Choo 24:7 Stylemakers, on which visitors can share tagged photos of themselves in their Jimmys. They’ll keep company with street-style shots by photographer Eddie—a.k.a. Mr. Newton—of editors and celebrities the footwear label has tapped as ambassadors, including Caroline Issa and Jessica Joffe. [WWD]
Passe isn’t passé. To celebrate its 135th birthday, Hermès is bringing back its Passe-Guide bag, with four exclusive styles based on the original to be auctioned online at Christie’s on May 14. For the look-but-don’t-buy set, the handmade bags, originally designed by Henri d’Origny, will be available for viewing through May 27 at London’s Burlington Gardens. [Vogue Italia]
What’s hers can be yours. The red Antonio Berardi dress that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore to the New York premiere of Transformers: Dark of the Moon last June is hitting the auction block: The model is donating her gown to the British Heart Foundation’s Tunnel of Love auction, which takes place later this year. [Telegraph]