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Last Saturday was that time of the year, for the annual event that is so looked forward to by many and that is the latest collection by the amazing C&R who launched their F/W ’18/19 collection in Malta.
After having seen it live during the Art Heart fashion show earlier this year, it makes watching these shows that much more special as you get to experience all the love that these two brilliant designers have for Malta and this love and appreciation just keeps getting stronger and stronger with each collection.
What an amazing show and what an honour to witness it all. I mean I can’t with this one. All 43 pieces calls my name!! I know I say that every collection! But this one stole my heart in every way and I am determined to own one outfit!
The story behind this season collection, Charles & Ron explored some of the rich and opulent treasures of the Maltese islands. One of the designers favorite places and a perfect treasure trove for inspiration is Palazzo Parisio. The Palazzo and its gardens are situated in the village of Naxxar and dates back to the time of the Order of the Knights of St. John. It was bought in 1898 by Marquis Giuseppe Scicluna. The Marquis renovated the palace and created a showcase for Maltese Arts and the eclectic style of the 19th century popular with the Italian artist residing on the island in those days.
The rich colours of the marble floors, the opulent Versailles inspired ballroom , Hibiscus flowers and elaborate tassels are featured in prints, hand beading and knitwear. The colour palette for this season was inspired by all the rich colors found in the palace rooms and gardens. The eclectic style is translated into a rich and playful combination of Deep Red, Spicy Yellow, Nasturtium and Ice Blue which are paired with neutrals like Gold, Creamy White and Black.
Besides the distorted stripe pattern the graphic prints take on a more photographic identity to emphasize the beauty of the palace rooms and gardens . The collection also features elaborate hand beaded appliqué motifs of Hibiscus flowers, the palace elaborate door-knocker and the Scicluna family’s Coat of Arms. Silk, Faux Suede, Silk Organza, Cotton Velvet, and Lace are among some of the fabrics used for this collection.
The bags for this season are either small or extra large. My personal favourite and very popular “Micro Queen” Bag got a make over and is embellished with gold studs, and the collection introduces new large shoppers and over sized printed envelope clutches.
Make Up was entrusted to the talented Jean Zammit using Inglot Malta make-up. Hair was nicely done by Alexander Carabott at Collins Williams using L’Oreal Professionel. The event as per previous year was in collaboration with the Birkirkara Local Council and tickets were sold in aid of the Community Chest Fund. Models by Models M Carina Camilleri & Supernova Model Management Marisa Grima.
Thank you once again to Charles and Ron for the amazing night full of beautiful clothes. Yet another collection that screams beautiful looks.
Until next time,
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