Antonio Berardi Spring 2014
Like so many London Fashion Week designers, Antonio Berardi had a love affair with pink for Spring 2014. His show was full of the feminine shade, but textured finishes, sportswear-inspired sweaters and biker jackets stopped it from ever getting too girlie. Alongside the pink came rich red and white, cream, silver, and black on separates, rise-and-fall dresses, and oversize tops. Prints barely appeared at all, save for the odd dash of a metallic animal print and delicate embroidered blooms on some dresses. Really it was the fabric choices and clever panel work that gave the looks their intricate detail; stiff silk against soft chiffon and organza with leather, sheer stripes against opaque, and sleeves with big shoulders and stiffened panels.