Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Antonio Berardi Spring/Summer 2014

London Fashion Week has thus far dazzled us with it's innovative designers and unique spin on trends. One collection that has roused my interest is by Sicilian-British designer Antonio Berardi, who is inclined towards easy glamour for Spring/Summer 2013. He skillfully transforms the conventional cocoon shaped sweatshirt into something I would actually wear. Out. in public. 

Berardi reconstructs the sporty silhouette in a clever blend of luxurious fabrics such as crystal covered organza and duchess satin, bringing together a boy-meets-girl type of look that ticks all the right boxes. Speaking of boxes...Square structured coats and oversized sweaters flitted its way through the candy floss coloured collection, a brilliant contrast to the floaty chiffons and meticulously cut geometric skirts. Cerise and scarlet collide, sheerness meets solids and roomy sleeves are juxtaposed by slim-fitting trousers.

The 'mullet dress' reclaims its former glory in a romantic stream of peach, bubblegum pink, white, cream and cherry red. Soft trailing skirts have never looked this chic, edgily styled with tough metallic biker jackets, which offset the saccharine girly appeal. The only hint of print comes in black with a burnished silver leopard devore design.

Berardi's experimentation with bold proportions and paneled textures like mock croc leather, dainty lace and glossy foiled metallics have catapulted him into the forefront of modern style. This is the definition of power dressing. Brazen shapes, bold shoulders, billowy skirts and killer coats. And to polish it all off...lustrous strappy colourblocked heels by Rupert Sanderson that will be on the wish lists of shoe-lovers everywhere.










What are your thoughts on Antonio Berardi's cutting-edge SS13 collection?


My Urban Market said...

Thanks for sharing this great collection. I'm not able to tell you which are my favorite looks.


TheIndiansavage said...

This is one of my favorite collection! The set 7 is amazing (maybe because I love the red&white mixed) Kisses sweetheart.
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♥ vendy ♥ said...

wow...love all
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Jackie Harrison said...

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ELISA said...

so enchanting!
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Rakhshan said...

that jumpsuit in the first batch is so amazing so are the red silk pants in the 6th one, the monochrome dresses are really wonderful as well! x

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

These are great and creative works, I like the entire collection!
Thanks for sharing dear Sam!!!

Busisiwe Mgoboli said...

Very interesting collection. I love that some of the pieces are both structured and flowy.


Mira said...

Wow I love this collection. 2 and 5 are my favorites but I love everything and would totally love the wear it all. Wish you a wonderful day Sam!!

xx Mira


dana dimitras said...

Very cool works :)

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ChocolateFashionCoffee said...

I just love this collection!

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Lu Ross said...

Amazing! My favorites are the black an white ones (#9).


Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

It is really lovely. The shapes, the colours...so beautiful!! I loved all these clothes although my favourite was number 5 collage. Kisses and I wish you a nice day, Sam:)

Alejandra said...

Great post pretty! as always:) I love the collection!!
Have a nice day Sam!

What is in the hat? said...

Amazing cothes! Pastels will top colour in spring again. <3

Aleksandra B. said...

nice post<3

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Some of these black and white combos are amazing! I am so so so sorry that summer is ending here, cause I would like to wear some summer clothes all over again...

bridechic said...

I love the combination of colors this desiner is offering--just so beautiful!

The Beautiful Essence said...

I love this collection!


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I love all of those shoes! the printed sweater in set 3 is amazing as is the 3rd dress in set 5. amazing runway looks..thanks for sharing them Sam! xx. gigi.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I love the 5th set and the 8th set. Very chic and super classy!

Francy -Stef said...

Wow!! These collection in amazing!!
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Sofie Han said...

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Kacie Cone said...

Wow the third dress in set three is just incredible!!

Lilli said...

Evening Sam, hope your day is going well! I'm glad you featured Antonio Berardi since I still havent time to check out well his collection, I was still catching up on NYFW!:) Btw, I finally see Spring in this line, everywhere I just saw colors and patterns who reminded me autumn, so I am glad to see his work. I find really interesting how he mixed the patterns, the fabrics, the shades and the proportions, the result is creative and unique. I think the different edges create a ratio in the end, my fav looks are the ones from the sec. 5 (cause I really love that hue, soft and romantic) and from the sec. 9 (cause Im into the B&W trend and feeling so inspired by them all!). Have a good evening dear, kisses! (ps answering your quesion, unfortunately nope, will limit to follow it from the web as usual and dream of it!:P)

Elegantesque said...

Love the color palette ! this collection is stunning

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Kia Little said...

Love this collection!! So gorgeous!!

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getcarriedaway said...

such a great collection!!!
wish you a wonderful evening sweety!!!


Maddie said...

Wow I am mesmerized by these garments! The colors are so, so pretty and eye catching!


Stylish By Nature said...

I am really loving all things pink here :)

Paola Lauretano said...

I love Antonio Berardi and this collection is gorgeous!!!
My fav the looks n.9, great B/W combos and the leo-print with silver is very interesting!!!!!
Kisses Sam!

Dascha Boonstra said...

Love the looks! The sweet colors are so pretty!
Really love these settings :)


Sveva said...

love the colors and these pieces are all beautiful!


Ma Petite Ana said...

Lovely collection !!
Kisses dear

María G said...

I love the colour of the collection :)
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Jacy said...

I absolutely love the use of pink in this collection! Sets 1 and 2 are especially gorgeous in my opinion.


Hanna & Christel said...

Lovely looks!


Caramel K said...

Wonderful sets!
I love 7 suggestions! wonderful style!

Sisters In Style said...

I love it, my Dear! Amazing clothes:)))

blackberryfashion said...

wow, lovely pink jacket :)


Dressed with soul said...

I think, this is a cool and great collection, dear Sam! Especially I´m in love with the outfits of #6, I love the shapes and the colours <3 Thanks a lot for sharing, it´s always really interesting, what you selected!

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena


worryaboutitlater bianca said...

wow it's so lovely! love the silver pieces the most - they look stunning


rachael wilkinson said...

Love the #9 looks!


Tamara Chloé said...

Sam these are al gorgeoussssss!

I am so in love with the row of pictures with the reds,pinks and black mixed up!

sooooo stunning!

Thanks for sharing these amazing images.

Kisses and have a great day hun.
xoxo Tamara Chloé


Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Love set 7, so pretty!

LoveT. said...

Love the Colours and Textures <3

kisses :)

London Loafers said...

Wow, what an absolutely beautiful selection! :)


Michelle LL said...

Such a unique and interesting collection, 3 and 7 are my absolute favourites. Thanks for sharing Sam this looks are really inspiring :)


Melissa Blake said...

So many pretty colors!! xoxo

Fernanda said...

I love how sophisticated and modern all the shapes are! Gorgeous collection. xx


Toks said...

Grand collection. Some very nice pieces.

Jonnessa said...

Amazing looks, i love this collection. :)

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Zahra Sandberg said...

Gorgeous collection! And I agree with you on the cocoon sleeves being impractical in some ways, but these have the shape and are still quite wearable without looking like the pillsbury dough boy! Great intro to this designer - thanks as usual!


Kim Alston said...

It's very pretty Sam.

Kat said...

im completely swooning over this collection! i love the different approach to color blocking :D


Linda B said...

I am loving this mix of light and frothy colors! Metallics too <3

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Kati said...

Thanks for your sweet words on my last post! I always highly appreciate it when you take time to comment!

Wow, the third design is so, so pretty!

Have a great day,

The Simply Kelly said...

those are so cool...u always hav beautiful pic to inspired me.....i cant stop look at those photo u posted

Ileana said...

Love the 1st and 3rd sets :D


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Marta Purriños Hernández said...

uffff, love this prints, colors and mixtures!


Antonella C'est moi said...

wow, stunning!!!kisses

Denisa said...

Amazing collection. Great day.


Carolyne O' said...

This collection is pure perfection, I'm totally in love with the breathtaking set 1 and 2 *-*
Fabulous choices baby!



Lady parisienne said...

Woderfull pieces of full fashion!

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mademoiselle mode said...

Today I can't choos my fav ^^
I love all :)


Josie said...

I love this collection, so stunning! The pale pinks in the first sets are my favourite, so pretty xxx

Jessica Mattioli said...

OMG! I really love this collection, amazing <3<3<3

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Carmen said...

Amazing colours and patterns, I love this feminine side of the collection :)

S said...

love this collection!
Especially the 1st set!Colours and patterns are so bright and feminine!

Sandra Leiva said...

I like it! Thanks for sharing, hun!



Gloria la borsa di mary poppins said...

very nice!!:)


Diana Ashuayem said...

Amazing collection.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love the fluidity and movement in his pieces. The colors definitely add an unexpected touch!

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Caro * said...

Wonderful collection with beautiful colors, first selection is perfect :)

Super Airam said...

I love # 5, 7 & 8! ^^

Lenusik Velvetrose said...

Love collection

Ozden Ozdogan said...

Everytime you're posting these,I really feel speechless hehe.I can't choose girl :) Love every pieces by looking at all these half an hour hehe..I examined all of these!

Elle Sees said...

i love the use of colors here. happy weekend, sam!