The Great Designers: Antonio Berardi
He was born in England to Sicilian parents and his Italian roots definitely influence his work as a designer. His preferred silhouette is the hourglass figure. His signature designs? - Anything that enhances the female form, sexy tailoring juxtapose with the lightest of chiffon. He combines hard tailoring with sensual frou-frou. This is what sums up Antonio Berardi. His favorite piece from his collections is "a bobbin-lace dress with no seams that took 14 women 3 months to make, and 45 minutes to put on, as it was laced up with threaded bone bobbins." Impressive, isn't it?
Inspired by his friends and family, Berardi's ultimate goal is to to invent what hasn't yet been invented in clothing. He believes that "a lethal injection of collaborative creativity is the most inspiring of drugs." The talented designer describes beauty as anything that leaves him lost for words or with a lump in his throat and says that "you're only as good as your last collection."
Here are my favorite pieces from the Fall 2011 collection, if you want to see the entire line just click HERE, and for the Spring 2012 Show click HERE.
Don't you just love his work? Look at the beautiful fabrics and feminine shapes. He's one of the reasons I love Italian fashion most. It's the epitome of femininity!
Images via Style.com