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Paris, France – In his follow up show to his ascension to the official calendar as an invited member of the haute couture circle, Italian couturier Antonio Grimaldi takes us to the Mona Bismarck Foundation in Paris for the presentation of his new haute couture line for Fall Winter 2017/18. This season sees the designer exploring the depth of rich materials and ornamental embroidery work.
Daywear composes an important part of the collection. Here we see Antonio Grimaldi working with plush forms of cashmere and felted wools. In th first looks he embellishes his cashmere trousers with ostrich feathers. He follows the look up with an all wool ensemble of amply cut, straight trousers in gray. It’s matching cape-top reveals the skin of the woman’s back. It is also in this look where he reveals his embroidery work. From this look, we get the full idea of what Grimaldi has in store. He is using crystals and other metallic elements to create long, rectangular bands. Brilliant but subtle, they add that certain flare that the collection desired.
Silk, velvet and tulles quickly jump into the thick of things as the cocktail and evening wear creation are being presented. Here, we find beautiful gowns that reveal the woman’s natural forms and in an elegant manner. One of the most compelling pieces is the sleeveless gown in velvet. Its sides have been redone in crystals.