Buro Asks: Antonio Berardi

Buro Asks: Antonio Berardi

From happy English heritage memories to secret wishes

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The stylish British-born designer shares his Sicilian roots, iconic influencers and greatest fear

Following his work as John Galliano's assistant while studying at Central Saint Martins in London, British-born Antonio Berardi launched his own label and quickly gained a following for his signature figure-hugging approach to tailoring. The designer – who is of Sicilian descent – started his career with the backing of fashion store Liberty of London. Here, Berardi answers Buro 24/7 Middle East's Editor-in-Chief Holly Williams when posed with the questions of our on going inquisitive feature, Buro Asks.


What was the first thing that you thought of this morning?

Where am I today?


What will be the last thing you think of before you sleep tonight?

Saying my prayers and making sure my alarm is on loud.


When were you happiest?

As a child growing up in Lincolnshire with my parents and four siblings. Plus our annual trips to Sicily in the summer; which were amazing.

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Lincolnshire, England

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Sicily, Europe

If nostalgia were a smell, what would it be?

L'aimant by Coty and Chanel No. 5.

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Where is your favourite spot in the world?

La Scala Dei Turchi, Agrigento, Sicily.

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La Scala Dei Turchi

What would your last meal consist of?

Bread and water, the two things I love most.

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What is your greatest fear?

Losing the people I love.


Which living person do you most admire?

Azzedine Alaïa and The Pope – for making everything they touch more beautiful.

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Azzedine Alaïa

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Pope Francis

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

To stop worrying.


Which artwork do you wish you'd created?

Guernica by Picasso.

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Guernica by Pablo Picasso, 1937


What's the next big thing?

Venus in Fur (La Vénus à la fourrure) by Roman Polanski.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Surviving this long!


What do you wish you invented?

The wheel! It all starts there.


If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

To read minds.

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