Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Malta kicked off in inimitable style Saturday night with the opening show from the DIZZ Collection.
Famed for her savvy business style was well as her fashion credentials, Diane Izzo’s collection showed how stylish life in Malta is done -whether on the beach, in the bar, at the ball or in the boardroom.
Karl Zammit Nash – lead make up designer - and his team set a high bar with dewy skin, natural lips and striking turquoise eyes which let you know it was showtime.
Hair was shiny smooth and sleek, hanging in geometric perfection. A good advert for both Toni and Guy’s team of styling in Malta’s challenging climate!
Malta’s favourite supermodel and DJ, Tiffany Pisani, was effortlessly beach body ready in Goldenpoint as the first collection, followed by fashions from Liu-Jo and Harmont and Blaine’s smart casual menswear line.
Max&Co models hit the zeitgeist with slim silhouettes for evening, fit and flare dresses and the perfect jumpsuit.
US brand Guess, currently fronted by Jennifer Lopez as 2018’s brand ambassador, delighted with understated elegance and statement accessories including this beautiful mini tote- the ‘Tori’ bag
Having started in style, Dizz Group ratcheted up the evening with Trussardi Jeans. Demure, tailored dresses with elegant detailing were first down the runway. The simplicity of the tailoring belies the versality of this dress which will take you throughout the summer, from the office to the cocktail bar with just a change of earrings, shoes or bag.
To my mind, Michael Kors however, was the star of the show: gauzy chiffon skirts layered with the lightest leather biker jackets provided the answer to the approaching hot days and cooler evenings and where would any fashion savvy Chica be without a spotty dress?
The chocolate and white, polka dot halter neck was perfect for any and every occasion. Michael Kors understands clothes that need to fit a beach vibe in an urban landscape, how fabrics work on the body and how to make you feel good. If you buy only one thing this season, buy Michael Kors.
Pinko – a brand new to Malta but well known for its pioneering ready-to-wear collections and ability to merge luxury with fast fashion was elegantly sexy: a lace trim chambray slip dress with a tweed and denim jacket was edgily chic, while satin joggers, with a side stripe paired with skyscraper heels, show that ‘athlexywear’ is here to stay.
The Grande Finale was the Elisabetta Franchi Collection; the most striking contrast between demure nudes and pastels and Spanish riding school influences, this collection is amazingly diverse. Stand outs were a ‘Romantic’, white corset back blouse with bronze embroidery, paired with black fitted culottes and a statement chain belt; a nude and black’ corset’ dress (leading image) and a mermaid vision in aqua blue and nude.
What a great start.
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