on Sep 18, 2013 in Whiteboard
Antonio Berardi Spring 2014 Collection
[Photo Credit: IMAXtree]
(help me I actually like some of these)
I really do not like this. It’s like he picked out all the worst elements of fashion and cobbled them together. Mullet hems! Leopard granny panties! Tacky sheer panels! Pepto pink! ….and so on.
I agree. It’s like he had a checklist in one hand while designing….sheers, granny, over sized tops, leather, embellished fabric…if you have 1x + 2y = 7xy. Solve for x.
And those boxy oversized jackets with sloping shoulders can disappear forever now.
and folded napkins!
No. More. See-through.
So, we’re moving from sheer skirts to transparent pants and jumpsuits now? Great. Just great.
That said, there are some interesting plays with shape and color here. its not a complete fail. But a lot of it is unwearable in any context.
I think you are generous to say a lot is unwearable. I’d say the overwhelming majority.
What cracks me up are the transparent pants with pockets!
Sheer pants! We have finally gone there…
I had this same exact thought. Not only that though, but sheer pants and jumpsuits – without the granny panties. That one girl in the white jumpsuit looks like she is going commando! I just can’t even with this.
i could see this is a Nordstrom or Neiman’s, with adjustments to the sheerness. its very Valentine’s Day, but visually interesting, and it doesn’t look like any other collection I’ve seen thus far this year.
It’s as if all the other collections have been thrown together in one summary collection.
What have learned this NYFW?
Sheer is never going to die. Wallflower colors and primary colors are our only choices. All animal prints must be paired with something super girly. RED lipstick, YES. Structured, unnatural shapes are going to be everywhere, despite the fact that you can’t sit down in them. Anything else?
We have not seen the end of mullet dresses.
(Weeps silently in corner.)
Asymmetrical tucks and flaps and folds all over.
I think it’s like the worst ideas from those collections ended up here.
I think Michael Kors would have a field day with this.
1. I see a few dresses that could elicit a “it looks like she’s farting fabric!”
2. Some of the pink fabric looks like it was skinned off a Disco Lizard.
3. One of the outfits appears to be sweatclothes for a slumber party at Studio 54.
do, not. like.
Well, I love the red that he choose. So vibrant! Hope that ends up being a big color.
What is up with all the oversized shapeless jackets?
I like the color red but those jackets aren’t very flattering.
I like that this collection is fashiony but looks somewhat wearable.
I want to send him a note that says: “You do know that fashion is about people wearing clothes, right?” I can’t see any one–even the best model in the world–making most of these work.
Eh, I can live without anymore mullet dresses.
WHAT THE HELL ARE THOSE SEE-THROUGH PANTS.
Theory: They’re to distract from the passel of mullet skirts.
Personally, I don’t like the retread Blanche Deveraux separates in shiny pastel. WTF.
Man, those mega strappy sandals must take forever to put on and take off!
-From the Designer who brought us Goop’s Ass.
This collection is fascinating. Such strong structured lines, with soft flowing fabrics, maintaining femininity. It’s quite head-turning. Beautiful use of pink, in all its variations. Very interesting layering of separates. Stunning folded jackets and skirts. Finally a designer who has realized some other, more flattering ways of using sheers without going to the bare nipple well. Gorgeous juxtaposition of colors not normally seen together. Subtle and effective use of prints. Most of the mullet hems are well executed except for #13, which seems to be too tight. I would be eager to see the ready-to-wear collection (sans mullets) derived from these beautiful garments.
I adore the fact that our observations were very similar, but for you, everything was a positive observation.
(And I don’t mean that with any kind of facetiousness.)
It’s comments such as yours that embody the best nature of being a bitter kitten. Cheers!
Aren’t mullet skirts over?
As a whole, no. But there are some pieces (the flared animal print skirt) that are winners.
Shiny brocade pastel motorcycle jacket (oversized of course)….uh, no…I think I may have made that mistake in 85.
Interesting collection. Hate mullet skirts and see-through pants (huh? again?) so I am biased against those looks but I like a lot of this… esp. some of the shorter fitted dresses
I’m having trouble getting past how pretty the styling is to judge the clothes.
Did some decree come down from on high requiring mullet skirts this year? It seems like almost every designer has at least a few.
YAY! NO NIPPLES! #SmallVictories
Overall interesting and beautiful. Too bad about the tails/mullets.
Those oversized jackets are not appealing and my near-blanket dislike of animal print continues unabated. The rest is surprisingly pretty, though.
Another collection that makes me crave ice cream. Raspberry ripple please!
Ooof, really don’t like the puffy sleeve sort of sweatshirt silhouette we’re seeing lately.
Exposed, clunky zippers; mullet skirts; animal prints; the ubiquitous sheer.
Would it kill a designer to have an original idea?
Agree. If I had the time I would do a really complex Venn Diagram showing where the trends overlap across designers.
When the hell are the granny panties going away? Why have designers decided that linebacker shoulders are desirable?
He’s doing something really interesting with line. I like the use of stripes and strips. BUT GODS THE MULLET SKIRTS NO.
with a few dramatic exceptions, almost everything in this collection manages to make the models wearing it look dumpy, shapeless, or aggressively sad.
I do like some of these. For example I think the red & white gown #18 (if I counted right) is interesting. The one without the center slit or mullet hem. Some of the black and white work also. Then there are a bunch of total fails.
I actually like the jackets, but then I’m a jacket collector, believing they are perfect for spring and fall. I have a whole closet full of them. I particularly like the white double breasted jacket.
Love the red pant outfit #15, the strapless embellished jumpsuit #3, and some of the lovely salmony pink ones (at least that’s the color on my monitor). But FFS, #6? Is that really a white landing strip over her crotch amid a sea of sheer? The rest pretty much make my eyes tired. There’s so much going on in most of these that it all becomes jumbled and a bit schizophrenic.
Well, I like several of the jackets, and the color palette is nice.
Sheer pants, skirts with unfortunately-placed sheer panels? Mullet skirts? I can’t understand why so many of the high-style designers are defaulting to these “fashion victim” style ruts.
And I’ve decided I absolutely cannot deal with the dresses with long zippers (see #4) where the zipper stop is right at cooter level. Most of the time (like the while mullet with the pink biker jacket) it makes the bottom of the dress look like it’s pulling and/or sewn wrong.
So far, it looks like I will be saving a LOT of money this spring.
London has been kind of awkward this season, no? But this black and white version of the ubiquitous leopard print is a standout.
Enough with the mullet skirts and sheer. Enough.
Go away, mullet hems.
Why am seeing Hunger Games in this… I can’t fathom the layered sheers or the half and half hem lines.
I love it when a collection makes me aware of something I didn’t even know I needed. In this case, that would be organdie jeans. Oh wait…
I dunno, there’s some dreamy whimsicality with the colors and…combined with the starker blocky shapes, there’s something kind of interesting coming about, for me. Not every look is a winner, but I’d say some good push-pull. Liked it.
I like this a lot. I really like some of the silhouettes, the color story is very nice, and the print works well in the collection. But sheer pants BETTER not become a “thing.”
I’ve never liked his proportions and he always overworks his designs. Meh.
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