Alternative Pop Ready to Wear Spring Summer 2017 Collection
Tranoi Paris, Palais de la Bourse
30th September- 3rd October 2016
It’s a game of lines, shapes and colors the collection “Alternative Pop” spring-summer 2017 by Antonio Grimaldi, which will be presented at Tranoi Paris, inside the Palais de la Bourse, from 30th September to 3rd October, during the Paris fashion week.
A métissage of visual and tactile contrasts in an experimental key, through the actuality of the ready to wear with the watchful eye of the couturier who becomes esthete of a new poetic style. For spring-summer Antonio Grimaldi looks at colors of Sigmar Polke, German artist mistakenly considered spokesman of a European Pop current, and tips in an alternative way the creative usage of prints and colors in a minimalist and essentia key.
Stars, pois and hearts become embroidered multicolor micro-applications on the tissues where they triumph vichy black and white patterns, all-over printed on microcoat to match with t-shirt and shorts. Brocade borders and blouses with bands in transparency for a new effect alternate with lace t-shirt and oversized top.
Sequins minidress, in which they are reflected symmetries and asymmetries, and alternative fabrics and materials in the long dresses. It is from the mix between sportswear and couture cuts that the Antonio Grimaldi ready to wear collection looks to the future. The color, as in the art of Polke, becomes the key for a ready-to-wear full of optical suggestions: yellow to orange in all their shades, through lilac and nude pink, to green water.
Color is the lexicon of an aesthetic language that translates the personality of the designer in his creations, in which the warm tones used in the color palette are mixed with an experimental reaction of materials. As an alchemical rebellion of contemporary style in front of the evolution of an increasingly urban society.
The fabric overlays creates color contrasts and color is never absolute, like the embroidered black with blue. New materials research also in the use of sequins create a geometric effect while the silhouette is framed by square and oval shapes that seem drawn on the body. The lines evolve from minidress in crescendo, passing through the flared skirts, until it turns into evening wear for a prêt à couture allure, where the volumes are accentuated and become over. Geometry, architecture built with tailoring precision, clean shapes and managed on texture with experimental modeling technique of organza, duchesse damasks with a nylon effect.
Author: Maria Elena Fabi