London Fashion Week: Antonio Berardi Autumn Winter 2014

posted on: Monday, 17 February 2014


Antonio Berardi is presenting a more minimalist approach to autumn winter 2014, or so we were told in the press release. Apparently the designer is "shedding a concern for the elaborate." These were all words we read before the collection was showcased on the runway. As the first models made their way out, we could see that Berardi had definitely dropped the drama, however, he had kept hold of his unique ability to construct and shape with his garments. A new drama of sorts was created. The colours were deeper and richer. It all seemed quite dark and moody, minus a few beautiful and rich purples and greens. As far as making this more minimalist, all we could see for reduction was in the length of the hemlines. My goodness, ladies, if you are planning on sporting Berardi you best be hitting the gym now. Those are some short skirts. 

While it is difficult for Berardi to create anything less than spectacular, we did have one criticism of the collection in particular. Berardi is a red carpet master at the moment. Oh the heels of his big Gwyneth Paltrow moment last year, we had secretly hoped he would give us a plethora of red carpet looks on the catwalk. After all, the Oscars are approaching and those celebs will need outfitting. We had high hopes that Berardi would send down at least a dozen dresses worthy of an Academy Awards selection. {Images: Style.com}