‘Sheer elegance’ is the best way to describe Antonio Grimaldi’s Spring/Summer 2020 Couture collection, which – according to the Italian himself – draws inspiration from self-imagined ‘Nymphs’. Grimaldi describes his ‘Nymphs’ as ‘maidens characterized by an incomparable beauty,’ as well as ‘mythological and poetic beings with slender and feminine figures’. These keywords are evident in the collection, as it consists of thirty elegant and feminine gowns with slender silhouettes.
The Roman designer presented his new collection at the Palais de la Découverte the first day of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, having his models walk down the stairwell of the historic stone hall to the sound of Danny Elfman’s classic piece ‘Alice’.
Thick fabrics and gown trains were recurring elements in the collection, as well as neutral colours. Although there were some numbers of pastel lilac, gold and intense mustard yellow, the majority of Grimaldi’s gowns presented with different shades of white. The looks were completed with mini belt bags for the arm and waist with applied feathers.