For fall/winter 2015 Antonio Berardi presents a vision of sculptural sensuality. At the juncture where the juxtapositional architectural tropes employed by Frank Gehry — curve and line, nature and artifice — meet, a vision was conceived.
Light, distorted, magnified and undulated, brought movement and transparency to this vision for fall/winter, a vision that retains the trademark Berardi femininity and dynamism.
Fabric is soft and elsewhere structured, sculptured into shell-like curves that spiral and sweep around the Berardi woman’s form.
A palette of pitch, midnight and emerald is interspersed with splashes of neon pink and lilac and shocks of sunflower yellow.
From the folds of floral jacquard emerge, perhaps surprisingly, flashes of crimson and cerise. And, in a blending of formalwear and daywear, heavy beading and rich embellishment encountershearling and cashmere, bringing the collection out of the realms of the fantastical into the everyday.
The Berardi woman is at once revealed and yet concealed, sensuous yet chaste, in a contradictory but highly compelling state of femininity.