Berardi, inspired by armor and menswear, played fluid fabrics and embroidery against harder elements such as leather. Bold and sophisticated with a futuristic nod to history, it takes a particular kind of woman to wear his clothes. But that’s the point: be bold. Be sophisticated. Embrace the future but remember the past.

AB Spring 2012 cocktail

AB Spring 2012 evening gown

AB Spring 2012 red tron

AB Spring 2012 gown bolero

AB Spring 2012 evening bolero gold

See the entire collection at Vogue.

So, what do you think? Inspired clothing for the bold, sophisticated woman, or not wearable?

Photo: Alessandro Viero / GoRunway.com