Antonio Grimaldi presented his Fall Winter 2016 womenswear collection during the Milano Fashion Week. The collection is inspired by Urban Architecture and the Seventies.
Clothes that follow and accompany the body, sheath dresses below the knee, clingy lines in technical Cady reminiscent sportswear, reinterpreted with a new sensuality. Revealing the back thanks to the cuts measured interlocking and a mix of textures such as neoprene and wire mesh, for a tromp l’oeil effect experimental. For the collection ready to wear fall-winter 2016-17 “Urban Seventies” Antonio Grimaldi is inspired by Italian trans, artistic movement of the second half of the seventies, in which a return to craftsmanship and the use of color, they become the ideal counterpart the conceptualism of the previous decade. Not only artistic research, according to the designer’s tradition, but also the study of shapes and patterns, buildings that look at ” Radical Architecture “and Rem Koolhaa creative genius and his manifesto” Delirious New York. ” In the essay, Koolhaa explains how, even if the architectures of the Big Apple are not the result of a particular planning, congestion of styles and forms has nonetheless given rise to the contemporary. So the hand of the designer is guided by urban influences, made not only of detail but, in particular, the real design projects that translate into clothes. The autumn-winter signed Antonio Grimaldi sees mindress velvet flared shape, damask or organza worked with wool. The designer plays with the urban design effects, reframing, as they were targeted buildings, inserts pleated soleil. The soft hoods, also printed or stained effect, made with dyed fabrics, even hazy, become tactile seduction. Wool on organza, pleated are also of plush fabric, for a sportstyle effect. During the long, all-over printed, the designer proposes negatively and positively to grate prints, where the colors are reversed and alternate, while maintaining the common thread transavanguardista and experimental. In longdress, the collection must prevail metallic colors, the lame, the faded gold on turquoise, or even prints that evoke the typical hanging gardens of the urban architecture of Manatthan skyscrapers. In the color palette is no shortage white and absolute black, ruby red and green musk to yellow ocher. The velvet pleated alternate with longdress in tulle embroidered with crystals and jet. Three-dimensional organza in evening wear, where the edges, frayed effect, give way to light midi dresses, crepe de chine. The flared trousers in velvet, wool tweed or boucle black and white, as in the nail, and smoke gray metallic sequins color, draw near to velevt jacket work, characterized by organdie sleeves. The Pencil pleated drawstring embroidered on tulle, or damask, marry in contrast to the Seventies shirt printed with important sleeves. Look to combine with sandals or boots strictly adhering velvet. – from Antonio Grimaldi
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