So we’re pretty much 10 days away from the start of the biggest week for fashion in Malta, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. In the run-up for this great week, which I am totally looking forward to, I got the chance to meet up with the designer that stole the limelight at last year’s awards.
So who is Gaetano?
I’m a very fun guy. I love hanging out with friends and I love a good laugh. I love watching movies, mostly fairytales or horror and I can’t live without music.
Why did you decide to become a fashion designer?
I always loved fashion and I started sketching clothes from a very young age. Mostly, I think that it has to be in you.
What is your favorite part about being a fashion designer?
My favorite part is when I’m doing a collection, because that’s when you really show yourself. I love the whole process of making a collection … collecting inspirations, sketching, selecting the material, sewing, choosing the music and the models fitting and all the excitement.
What do you think of the fashion scene in Malta?
I think that Malta has a lot of potential and talented people who are in the fashion industry.
What inspired the designs for this year collection for Malta Fashion Week?
My collection is called Nymph .. the main inspiration is the woman herself. I want her to feel free, empowered and seductive; like she can rule the world. This collection is very feminist.
How do you select the materials you used?
First I sketch then I see what material would work best for the design and the cuts in the dress.
Were the materials you chose difficult to work with?
Hehe when you use beaded or sequence material its a bit hard to work with because you have to do a lot of it by hand but its something that I love.
What was like the whole Fashion Week and Awards experience?
Taking part with the New designers was a really good experience, I made a lot of friends. Then winning the award!!!!! I still look at the award and don’t believe that its mine, it’s a moment I’ll cherish for life.
What are your plans for the future?
Continuing doing what I’m doing that’s for sure and maybe someday I’ll open up my Atelier.
Here’s a sneak peek into Nymph
In my personal little opinion this is definitely a show not to be missed. Collection will be previewed on Monday 16th May and if you can get a hold of an invite to the show it’s definitely worth coming to see Gaetano’s collection.
If you like what you see and if you wish to get in touch with the brilliant, talented and sweet Gaetano you can find all his deets on his page Couture by Gaeatano.
I am dying to see this collection and look forward to be captured and thrown in the beautiful world of Nymph.
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