The treacherous Lady Macbeth was Antonio Berardi’s muse for fall, compelling the designer to look to the Scottish Highlands and vigorous outdoor pursuits like climbing and mountaineering for inspiration. Cue a restrained collection with dreamy romance at its core, toughened up by some great outerwear.

Like Shakespeare’s scheming heroine, garments weren’t always what they seemed. What looked like a skirt and top were often dresses, and a tailored jacket and trouser combo was actually a jumpsuit. For instance, the opening look, a navy dress that appeared to be a high-neck sweater tucked into a full and flouncy skirt fitted with outdoorsy drawstrings to add volume, and the lovely cream silk jumpsuit that disguised as a pair of tailored pants and a matching jacket.

Berardi reinterpreted the parka into a luxe cashmere incarnation with a dramatically tall collar and wide belt that had a removable back skirt, and he had vanquished the vacuum-packed silhouetted of old, confidently embracing a more relaxed attitude, seen in the wide-leg pants with their appealing fold-down waistbands.

The collection marched through navy, cobalt, grape, crimson, gold, cream and black, the show closing with a run of romantic silk chiffon gowns in nude and black silk, trimmed with gossamer black lace, that had trails of silk fluttering out from shoulders, down to hems.

By  on February 20, 2017

The treacherous Lady Macbeth was Antonio Berardi’s muse for fall, compelling the designer to look to the Scottish Highlands and vigorous outdoor pursuits like climbing and mountaineering for inspiration. Cue a restrained collection with dreamy romance at its core, toughened up by some great outerwear.

Like Shakespeare’s scheming heroine, garments weren’t always what they seemed. What looked like a skirt and top were often dresses, and a tailored jacket and trouser combo was actually a jumpsuit. For instance, the opening look, a navy dress that appeared to be a high-neck sweater tucked into a full and flouncy skirt fitted with outdoorsy drawstrings to add volume, and the lovely cream silk jumpsuit that disguised as a pair of tailored pants and a matching jacket.

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