|Antonio Berardi SS13: The reinvention of the peplum|
I wish I could start my day ever Monday with a fashion show. It gets you in such a great excited mood. And if the show is as good as the Antonio Berardi one I attended today it can even give you energy for the rest of the day.
The designer held his SS13 show on the 3rd floor of a car park in Soho full of light, something we are not used to in London. The first part of the collection was full of strong sinuous lines. The silhouettes of dropped waists and loose tops nodded to the 20's and yet the super short asymmetric skirts in mesh layered over contrast tube mini skirts were so modern. As the looks continued to come down the runway the waistlines continued to rise proposing flowing oversized peplums instead of skirts also worn over tighter tube minis in bold hues and leopard prints. The tailoring and its architectural shapes followed with a game of intrigue. I could not quite figure out which piece was what, which I loved.
The last part of the collection was what you would call quintessentially Berardi. His sequin coat of armour covered the gowns and cocktail numbers in glimmering shades of turquoise, pink and pale yellow. The evening looks, which started out figure-hugging, soon gave way to the flowing silks and chiffons also decorated with their Berardi sequins.
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