The stylistic value of Antonio Grimaldi is enclosed in the magical combination of artisanal work and innovation. His creative philosophy consists of rethinking the concept of feminine beauty without forgetting the value of tradition.
International designer, citizen of the world, and a confidant of the exclusive public of Haute Couture, that allowing him to predict their desires. His clothes are capable of creating emotion, recalling ancient tradition and anticipating future languages. Born March 9, 1969 in Salerno, Italy Antonio Grimaldi attended the Art Institute specializing in graphic design. He discovered his passion for fashion at a young age through collaborations in the tailor shops of his city. After gaining experience in all the techniques of craftsmanship and tailoring he moved to Rome to complete his fashion training. In the Capital Antonio began working in the creative office of an historical fashion house. Here he met his future creative partner.
In 1996, the creative duo decided to accept a new challenge and create “Grimaldi Giardina”, the brand that bears their names. From the beginning the two received critical acclaim and were prized for the high quality of their product as well as for the design. As a result, they presented their collections in Rome during AltaRom AltaModa then Paris, where they were included in the official calendar of the semaine de la Haute Couture Parisienne thanks to the master Emanuel Ungaro. In 2009, they celebrated the 10th anniversary of their atelier with the release of a retrospective bearing the brands name including contributions by Franca Sozzani, Emanuel Ungaro, Diane von Furstenberg, Didier Grumbach, Giuseppe Modenese as well as many other names in the international world of fashion. Coinciding with the decision of the two designers to separate and pursue individual paths, Antonio continued his career as a designer and gave life to the brand ‘Antonio Grimaldi’. With renewed enthusiasm and a strong creative drive, Antonio confirmed his loyalty to his passion and his professional history, a creator of Italian high fashion.
He has experienced considerable success in the Middle East where he has become the designer to several royal families. In 2013, Antonio Grimaldi decided to undertake a new challenge with the creation of his first collection of Prêt à Porter, where orders have already been placed by International clients.
Since 2013, the brand participate in the Paris Fashion Week with the ready to wear collection. PAP collections SS 2015 and FW 15-16 have been respectively presented in the halls of the Italian Embassy in France and in the setting of the Hotel Regina in Paris. The collection Antonio Grimaldi Couture SS 2015 has been presented in the official calendar of the kermesse AltaRoma AltaModa, where the designer has been invited to participate in as a special guest. The capsule collection Couture FW 15-16 was presented privately to Italian and International customers while in September in Milan he presented the collection “Mademoiselles” Prêt à Porter SS 2016. The Couture collection SS 2016 has been presented in Ryadh while the ready to were collection FW 2016-17 during Milan Fashion Week. “Icarus” Couture collection FW 2016-17 has been presented during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week at the Hotel Ritz while Prêt à Porter SS 2017 collection has been presented during last Tranoi Paris at Palais de la Bourse. In January 2017 Antonio Grimaldi as been invited as member guest thanks to the parrainage of Riccardo Tisci, when he was creative director of Givenchy, to present with a fashion show his couture collection spring-summer 2017 inside the official calendar of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Couture Collection FW 17-18 has been presented inside the official calendar of Parisian Haute Couture at Mona Bismarck American Center.
CELEBRITIES WEARING ANTONIO GRIMALDI
Many celebrities love wearing Antonio Grimaldi Couture gowns for international red carpet and events, among them:
Popstar Gwen Stefani for Disney Awards
Singer Amy Lee frontwoman of the band Evanescence for the video “Speak to me”
Actress Holly Hunter
Actress Felicity Huffman
Actress Emily Robinson
Singer Sara Bareilles for Oscar Awards 2017
Actress Pilar Lopez de Ayala
Bollywood star Katrina Kaif
Top model Elisa Sednaoui for Giovanna Battaglia wedding party on Capri island
Actress Moran Atias for the Interantional tv serie “Tyrant”
Presenter Michelle Hunziker
Actress Vanessa Incontrada
Presenter Ilary Blasi
Actress Giulia Bevilacqua
Actress Anna Safroncik
Actress Chiara Francini
Singer Fiorella Mannoia
Actress Ornella Muti and Naike Rivelli
Actress Amanda Lear
Actress Anna Galiena
Actress Valentina Carnelutti