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FW 2018-19

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Paris Haute Couture FW 2018-19, Antonio Grimaldi 

Antonio Grimaldi is inspired by the verses of the poet Charles Beaudelaire for his refined autumn-winter collection 2018-19 which showed at Les Salons France-Amériques in the official calendar of the Paris Haute Couture.

Visual emotions for contemporary punk reginette and style icons are wrapped in a dark charm and make sensuality protagonist on the catwalk, paying homage to the Elizabethan and Victorian elegance of the English noblewomen with garments with linear and essential cuts. Minimal also in fil coupé embroidery with plaques, crystals on the long dress mood chandelier, appliques with plumage, sequins in velvet and leather. Silk chiffon in fabrics but also coupe organs with chenille embroidery, guipure lamé and gold liquid georgette, while powder pink vinyl sandals complete the look.

Musa from the winter collection of the fashion house Antonio Grimaldi the young Saudi model Taleedah Tamer, who for the first time has walked the Parisian catwalk wearing the creations of the couturier. On the catwalk also debuts the men's collection, for a couture that looks beyond the genres and with sartorial mastery Antonio Grimaldi presents tuxedo with velvets and wool also inlaid, pleated chiffon t-shirt and resin embroidery that evoke the precious tailoring work of women's clothes combined with black velvet sneakers.

 

Inspiration: Punk queens
Lengths: all
Amplitudes: linear and essential cuts
Colors: black, white, metallic gray, bordeaux, powder pink
Fabrics: piumage, velvet, leather, chenille, georgette, lamè, wool, chiffon

 

SS 2017

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Haute Couture Paris SS 2017, Antonio Grimaldi

 

Love is an obsession. It examines the aspiration to be admired and to please, to always reach the heights of others expectations. And those of our own. Love; Ideal, real or that of dreams was sung by the Greeks who worshipped Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and pleasure who hidden out of view is condemned forever to the task of having us humans fall in love.Taking his cue from French literature Antonio Grimaldi explores sensuality and passion, emotion and the psyche and uses the canvas of fashion to paint a secular goddess, mixing the Hellenic sacred and profane. For his Spring/Summer 2017 couture collection, to be presented in the Salon Imperial of the Westin Paris Vendôme, Antonio Grimaldi brings to the catwalk a sophisticated concept; “Fashion for Fashion”, highlighting both the intrinsic beauty and the craftsmanship of his creations. For his return to Paris, as member of the official calendar of Haute Couture week thanks to the patronage of Riccardo Tisci, Creative Director at Givenchy, the designer artfully creates a thorough scene, complete and full of meaning including the embroidered heart logo, the symbol of the Maison. As suggested in the exhibition of Maurizio Cattelan, “Not Afraid of Love”, we must not be afraid to love, rather, we must use the weapon of beauty translated into fashion to conquer the dream. Our contemporary fighters are those that walk the Parisian catwalk, Amazons, warriors that are not afraid to stand the test of time or face the reasons to love. Drawing inspiration from Greco-Roman architecture and the obsession of research, the geometric modelings and constructions of the couturier are reflected in the couture Jumpsuit with its effects of veiled transparency, volume and seams in metal. As is the artistic philosophy of Francesco Vezzoli, known for re-interpreting celebrated works of the past, giving new context with the use of contemporary eyes, Antonio Grimaldi with his Spring/Summer collection explains his manic attention toward the aesthetic evolution of new forms that come from his treasury of tailoring know how and stylistic background. Asymmetrical cuts and bodices, dresses in embroidered, draped and pleated micro fishnet with studded culottes. The designer plays on the dialectics of tops and pants, sewn with 3D metal piercings. Alternating between fitted and oversize. Dresses that take form of breastplates and armours thanks to the play of metallic and crystal embroidery expressed in the architectural texture of lamé, platinum and silver. Chiffon, metallic georgette, triple silk crêpe, jacquard and fil coupé tell the story on the catwalk through a palette of colours from absolute white combined with metal set to fire with tones that begin at pink and end in red. Makeup is married with hair styling that is reminiscent of the Amazons helmets with use of braids and punk details. Brass knuckles as wedding rings and powder pink velvet sandals complete the outfits.

Mood: Not Afraid of Love
Lenght: the long is the great protagonist, especially for the evening
Volumes: everything has a comfy and soft shapes; evening dresses are enchanced by more wide volumes with spectacular maxi volants arounf the neck
Colors: pearl grey, pink powder, black, red, matt pink, cream, pale yellow

 

 

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