The summer vibe was very much present at Alexander Berardi’s spring/summer 2011 show, titled “Breathless is a Tribe Called Hamptons.” Inspired by the 1960 Jean-Luc Godard new-wave cinema epic “Breathless” and its star Jean Seberg, the collection captures the mood of restless romance and eclectic chic.
The New York Upper East Sider showed a lineup of very Hamptons-appropriate separates and a few statement dresses. Nautical stripes, safari jackets and short shorts all made the cut and light-flowing fabrics looked perfect for a day at the lawn club.

Berardi’s latest collection was an improvement from his fall/winter 2010 collection, a wonderful progression to see in such a talented, young designer. The Parsons School of Design grad is making strides in the right direction, as the legendary Grace Jones even showed her support from the front row of Berardi’s show.

Photos by Alex Liang for Mochi