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London Fashion Week: Antonio Berardi catwalk report

by the editorial team Published on 20 September 2009
London Fashion Week: Antonio Berardi catwalk report© BOISIERE/SIPA

After a ten year absence from London Fashion Week, Antonio's Berardi's return was considered a true triumph. In one of the most glorious locations of the Week so far, Antonio showed his spring/summer collection in a church in Mayfair. The collection reflects his ultimately sexy vision of women and curves were fully celebrated with skirts featuring exaggerated hip details. There are several glamorous pieces in evidence including a bead-encrusted tunic dress and a stunning red dress.

Sicilian-blooded Berardi is known for his body-conscious creations and this season is no exception with dresses echoing the body's contours. His colour palette fuses soft pinks, electric blues and black. Folds are played with and there are Japanese references throughout. Berardi's woman celebrates her sexiness but there is also a demure and sophisticated feel to these clothes and this was reflected in the models' slicked back hair and dark smoky eye make-up.