London Fashion Week: Antonio Berardi Autumn/Winter 15

London Fashion Week: Antonio Berardi Autumn/Winter 15

Smart-casual and casual-smart

Antonio Berardi brings a sense of occasion to daywear and vice versa in his colourful Autumn/Winter 15 collection that sees midnight blue hues as the foundation palette from which neons and graphic prints bounce...

Antonio Berardi blurred the lines between daywear and eveningwear with his Autumn/Winter 15 collection showing in London today. Statement ruched knotting and ruffled layering were the order of the day, as the vaguely architectural, Frank Gehry influenced, collection streamed down the runway. 

Peplums, layers and ruffles were overstated and constructed to add dimension to the pieces, like the crunching facets of Gehry's brown paper bag that fold like a stiff fabric. 

Everyday items received a new perspective, a parker coat was treated with a dropped peplum, giving the outdoors a glamorous twist, or was it the other way around? 

Berardi had fun with colour and print. We saw colour blocking used to effortless effect on a three tone floor length sheath gown and a technicolour of bold graphic print and some neon coral to off set the predominantly midnight blue hues.