Saturday, May 12, 2012

Malta Fashion Week- Maltese & Russian Designers Show

Malta Fashion Week is nearing it's end with the Malta Fashion Awards just a day away (since it's after midnight, a few hourse away), the Final so to say Runway show took us once again to the Mediterranean Conference Centre for an exciting show bringing Maltese and Russian Talent together under one roof! This event was sponsored by Global Air Travel, Sunseeker, MTA, Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa and Joinwell.

In all, six designers took the runway, 2 of which were prominent Russian Designers who came down to Malta for Malta Fashion Week together with a team of Models and a Russian Hair Stylist.

The first designer was someone who is quite well known in the Maltese & British fashion scene, however, she is known for her modelling skills, yes I am talking about none other than Britain's Next Top Model Tiffany Pisani who launched her Swimwear collection at the show tonight!

Tiffany created a timeless yet contemporary line of swimwear which was inspired by none other then the country famous for lovely swimwear Brazil!

Tiffany's collection included several flattery briefs and halter tops with a variety of colours from white to light blue to bright orange even to khaki and black. Apart from one coloured bikinis, a number of floral prints were used to give that summery feel to the bikinis.

Beading, buckles and belt ties also complimented certain bikinis to give them that extra edge.

All the pieces are very feminine and sexy. I particularly liked a white halter bandeau which had a striped halter neck tie together with floral print briefs mainly in yellow orange and pink. I also liked the strapless white bandeau piece with brownish gold large bead details. The final piece I liked especially for it's vibrant colour is the light blue strapless number. I particularly liked it not only for the colour but for the top which looked like two shell like cups.

Tiffany's collection will be available from next June from her website so stayed tuned to get your hands on one of her creations!

Moscow Fashion Week's Best Designer  Alexandra Serova took the runway to showcase her new collection "Millezim 2012" which is a sexy and provocative line inspired by the wine making technique of the grape therefore an array of black, champagne, pink and red pieces graced the catwalk.

The show consisted of a number of sexy dresses having lace bodices embellished with a number of sequins, Swarovski crystals and semi precious stones, flowing silks and exposed backs. An evening lingerie line was also present which included a number of sexy corsets to make any woman feel sexy yet glamorous.

There were a number of pieces that caught my eye, one of which a pink long sexy dress including a corset bodice and skirt made of pink silk adorned with beautiful floral designs embellished with crystals and sequins. Another dress which caught my eye was an exposed back dress which was fully embellished with crystals and sequins. I also liked that the sequin and crystals embellishments were also used to give an extra chicness to a simple dress such as a long sleeved orange dress which had crsytal embellishments on the arm of the sleeve.

Next up was John Callus, a Maltese designer who makes made to measure soft leather, suede and fur pieces established since 1986, showcased his Autumn/ Winter 2012 collection which included a number of leather pieces and fur pieces. A number of colours were used in this collection such as Black, Orange, Purple and fur printed pieces.

A particular leather jacket zipped at the side with silver studs on the collar of the jacket caught my eye for the sleeve detail which had a number of studs and a zip detail, also a particular metallic dress caught my eye for an interesting side dip hem the designer incorporated.

Vassil Petriiski, a Bulgarian designer who designed a number of pieces for the Showbiz and entertainment industry now calls Malta his home after establishing himself in Sofia, Bulgarian and South Africa, he has found a home in Malta and has established his fashion house Petriiski fashion with Veronica Petriiski.

A number of pieces including plaid, denim and fur pieces were prominent on the catwalk were I could see a recurring rock and roll Wild Western theme. Malta Fashion Week has been up till now geared at showcasing ladies' fashion however Vassil created a line whereby male clothing was the most prominent although a number of female articles still graced the catwalk. A number of retro prints were used such as a Rolling Stones piece on a long male coat and retro floral prints. Female pieces were mostly denim based were a number of denim corsets, jeans and jackets together expect a particular two toned yellow tiger print corset and black dress.

Probably one of my favourite show of the night, Sergey Pugachev, a Russian wedding and evening wear designer bringing together historical wedding dress culture to the present. The designer was inspired by the eternal beauty of the Greek Goddesses and nymphs. This collection had a dream like and fairy feel was was absolutely stunning! A number of unique corsets were used as an artistic canvas with hand painted oil paintings inlaid with swaroski crystals graced the runway in this unique collection.

Light colours including white, ivory and light blue were the main colours used on the wedding gowns whereas the fairy tale like ballgowns were complimented with green, yellow, red blue and pink hues. Three particular ball gown dresses were absolutely stunning, flowing silk and a hand painted corset wowed the runway with these dresses leaving a girl feeling like a princess. Wedding dress were either very Greek goddess having flowy  pieces which were worn with elegant flats or else very Cinderella ball gown type dresses. The feature which were obviously the wow factor of the collection were the beautiful corsets which the dresses had. 

Last but not least Pippa Toledo's collection of luxury clothes, handbags and jewellery took the runway. Pippa believe's that any woman can look glamorous even with a simple dress, how? Pairing that dress with simple but staple pieces.

Clothes were kept simple yet elegant were a number of black, pink, purple and red pieces were used to compliment the statement necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Jewellery was very bold and glamorous usually mostly in gold however having hints of coloured stones or chains. Bags were chic and stylish with a variety of colours from black to blue to green to purple to pink to yellow. Pippa's collection was stylish and unique and I could see myself wearing these pieces especially since I usually like to keep my style very simple and pairing it with a bold accessory to give my outfit an extra edge.

Well done to all designers, I truly enjoyed this show! A big well done goes also to Malta Fashion Week for bringing together the two cultures to provide a night full of glamour!

The Fabulous Team XOXO


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