There is a good chance Antonio Berardi was inspired by the 2012 London Olympics this season for his Spring 2013 collection.
Antonio’s sports luxe collection with a sophisticated twist featured plenty of layers, so it will be interesting to see how these looks are interpreted on the red carpet.
On a bold colour palette of neon pink, electric blue with shades of lemon, beige and grey, the designer presented signature tuxedo jackets paired with chic shorts or flared-hem dresses with crossover patchwork panelled bodices and cut-out backs.
Blouses with tails fluttered as the models stormed the runway. Peplums were supersized, jackets were well tailored, pants were fitted and the twelve embellished looks which closed the show delighted the magpie in me.
Even with a heavy mix of sporty looks, the designer didn’t turn his back on his celebrity fans as he incorporated plenty of red-carpet looks with fitted or loose silhouettes, dramatic peplums and sequin details which have BDOTW potential.
Key accessories included Manolo Blahnik for Antonio Berardi strappy sandals and colourful wristlets.
Gucci Westman gave the models a clean, fresh, natural look using Revlon products, while Orlando Pitta used John Frieda products to give the models a sleek side-parted twisted ponytail.
Front Row: Olivia Palermo, Noomi Rapace and David Gandy
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Olga Kurylenko, Emma Stone, Brooklyn Decker, Eva Mendes, Freida Pinto, Elizabeth Banks, Maria Sharapova, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Amber Heard, Noomi Rapace, Anna Friel and Cameron Diaz