|Antonio Berardi - Spring 2011,New York Fashion Week|
This precise and elegant collection was actually a broader realization of the volume he started to experiment with for Resort. He carried over that season's full fifties skirt in sweet dresses puzzle-pieced from various silks (faille, triple-layer organza, washed satin), but left the hems raw to cut the sweetness. Berardi's girl is neither prissy nor showy. That's the reason he limited embellishment to little fabric bells—not a sequin or bead in sight. New for Spring were fluid, wide ankle-cropped culottes almost skirtlike in their proportions. Worn with a sheer tuxedo blouse or languid, boxy jacket, they had an audience full of women with access to a vast market of great pants positively covetous.