Discover Antonio Grimaldi’s Fall Winter 2017.18 Haute Couture collection presented during the Paris Haute Couture Week in Mona Bismarck American Center. Inspired by the paintings of the Norwegian artist Peter Nicolai Arbo, the collection recalls the mythological Valkyrie, where the models become contemporary goddesses who love playing with couture.
For autumn-winter; hoods, redingotes and coat dresses in wool combined with tailored pants that follow the silhouette, enhancing it. Embroidery, inlays and cuts, even asymmetrical, embellish each dress. The designer plays with materials and fabrics: from the presence of the leather on the basque bodices where fur edges stand out, while embroidered leather sequins melt on crêpe cady creating a contrast in materials. Stitch effect embroidery in metal, dresses in crêpe cady carve the body with experimental modelings, always a passion of the designer. Creations of embroidered glass effect seem reproductions of shattered mirrors. Tulle and thread embroidery generates a diamond shape mirror effect as if it was breaking against the body. Fringes held by leather bodices and organza inlays recall the diamond cut. Precious wool and flannel, careful research of cashmere and inlaid fabrics, embellished with crystals and laser-treated ostrich feather make way for voluminous sculptures. The color palette evokes Nordic and glacial colours: from light grey that evolves from ice, powder blue to hematite, passing to yellow ocher, dove grey, pale pink and shades with the use of georgette lamé. Dresses combined with leather gloves, low velvet sandals and jewels created specifically for the collection by designer Bernard Delettrez. – from Antonio Grimaldi
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