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Malta Fashion Week 2019 – Isle & Aqua, Yana’s Jewellery, Maria Cutajar and Agatha Ruiz De La Prada

23/05/2019 – MFWA 2019

Today there were three different fashion shows. It started with a runway collaboration from Isle & Aqua and Yana’s Jewellery. Then there was Maria Cutajar’s collection and the night ended with a show from Agatha Ruiz De La Prada from Spain.

Isle & Aqua X Yana’s Jewellery

On one side, we have Giulia Pandolfino, a swimwear designer who launched her Swimwear Brand – Isle & Aqua.Whilst on the other side, we have Yana Azzopardi, a self-taught jewellery designer who was inspired by a family history in jewellery making. She launched her brand Yana’s Jewellery in 2010, and between 2013 and 2018, she opened two shops right here in Malta!

For Malta Fashion Week 2019, they both teamed up together to present a runway collection of swimwear with jewellery pieces inspired by the Tribal woman. The swimwear pieces by Isle & Aqua will focus on texture and geometric layering, whilst Yana’s Jewellery will bring bold colour and design combinations that compliment and contrast each other. 

My thoughts on the runway show …

I loved the jewellery from Yana’s Jewellery. It’s bold, colourful, chunky and there’s also feather earrings! I used to love feather earrings, but what’s more interesting is that they are all so colourful!! Pairing these accessories with swim wear from Isle & Aqua was such an amazing idea. I looked at their show, and it just screamed summer to me! Here are some shots that I took of the show –

Look at how the colours make this black bikini pop!
I was so happy to see feather earrings!!
Aren’t the earrings lovely!?!?
I really loved this, the swimwear and the jewellery matched perfectly! Would love to have this in my closet!
I love the silver bikini combined with the blue jewellery.
Oh and this one …. I am in LOVE WITH !!!!
I love everything about this outfit … but mostly THOSE EARRINGS!!!

Visit Isle & Aqua’s and Yana’s Jewellery’s websites & social media!

Isle & Aqua website – https://www.isleandaqua.com/

Isle & Aqua FB Page – https://www.facebook.com/ISLEANDAQUA/

Isle & Aqua Instagram Page – https://www.instagram.com/isleandaqua/?hl=en

Yana’s Jewellery website – http://www.yanasjewellery.com/

Yana’s Jewellery FB page – https://www.facebook.com/yanasjewellery/

Yana’s Jewellery Instagram page – https://www.instagram.com/yanasjewellery/?hl=en

Maria Cutajar

Before I share with you a bit of information on Maria Cutajar, I attended today’s show specifically for her runway! I had loved her collection she depicted in Fashion Week of 2 years ago!

Maria Cutajar is a Maltese fashion designer and she created her own brand, Maria Cutajar. Her brand features clothes, which are handmade and designed by herself! She studied at Mcast Art and Design Institute, and then went on to earn a Malta Arts Scholarship to continue and pursue her dream in fashion, at the Accademia Italiana in Florence, Italy! In 2015, Maria Cutajar was chosen to visit Dubai and had the opportunity to collaborate with Sharjah Businesswoman for her Coral Vibes Collection. By the end of 2016, Maria Cutajar graduated in fashion from the Accademia Italiana and University of Nottingham (UK). 

Now, Maria Cutajar is expanding her own brand and she is working as a part-time lecturer at Mcast in Garment Production, and tailoring. Aside from participating at Malta fashion week, Mid de Fleur (Florence), Materiali di Moda (Florence), Miss in Tech, she also hosted her own event: Forbidden Voices in aid to Domestic Violence. 

My thoughts on her show …

Maria’s show did not fail to impress me. This year, she based the collection around the film, ‘Casablanca’! I just love the pieces which she put together and the colours she used!! The outfits, all shared with me a sense of happiness because of the colours which were used throughout the entire collection. The details in each outfit is also something important to note too. Here are some shots I took of the show, I apologise as they are not the best of photos and I wish I had managed to take more!!

I love the skirt in this outfit!
Look at how the pieces fit together and the colours!
This was such a cute outfit! I loved the shape and cut of this!
This was my favourite outfit by far from Maria Cutajar!
She used a lot of orange in her collection!
I love the top and its design, and I just loved seeing the colour orange paired with this sky blue!

Visit Maria Cutajar’s Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/MariaCutajarFashionDesigner

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada – Spain

Today’s MFWA fashion show ended with Agatha Ruiz De La Prada, who is a Spanish fashion designer. Unfortunately, Agatha hurt her leg so she was unable to attend the show! Agatha started her fashion career back in 1981 with a women’s collection in Madrid. From then on, she has developed into the fashion designer she is today and has gained international success when she collaborated with El Corte Inglés. She received fashion recognition from all over the world – Tokyo, New York, Moscow, Italy and many others. Now, here she is portraying her fashion collection right here in Malta. 

Interesting facts about Agatha –

In the 1980s, she was a promoter of the “Movida Madrileña,” which is an artistic and Cultural Revolution.

In 1991, Agatha expanded her brand to not only include women’s clothing but also to include men and children’s clothing. However, that was not all; she has also included ceramics, toys, shoes, linens and towels, makeup, stationary and more! Her stores are found in the major capitals of fashion – Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Milan, New York, Oporto and Mallorca. 

And in 2019, in occasion of the 30th Anniversary of her first fashion show, she inaugurated her Foundation – her brand.

My thoughts on her show …

OH MY GOD … I absolutely loved it, from the colours, to the styles, to the outfits!! I just wish I had taken more photos! But I loved this collection because it represents fun, unique-ness, the headbands are just too cute!! And it also represents to me a sense of peace, calmness and a relaxing feeling. That’s what I felt when looking at her collection, I truly was taken on a journey! Here are the photos that I took –

Those wedges are impressive! I love the blue and yellow in this outfit!
Look at the headband, it’s just too cute!
I love this sweater dress!
Omg the trousers of this outfit is too cute, or should I say too sweet!!
It just shows happiness in my eyes!
I love the skirt in this outfit, I think it’s something I would love to wear and own!
This is such a cute yellow outfit – favourite of the show!
I love the jacket of this outfit!! Wish I caught it at a better angle!
Omg I just had to share this it’s too cute … but wait until you see the one below!
Isn’t this adorable?

Visit Agatha Ruiz De La Prada’s website & social media!

Website – https://www.agatharuizdelaprada.com/store/en/

FB page – https://www.facebook.com/agatharuizdelaprada

Instagram page – https://instagram.com/agatharuizdlprada

Twitter – https://twitter.com/agathardlp

And those were the shows and my thoughts on today’s MFWA 2019!! What do you think? Did you see anything you like? Let me know in the comments down below!! 

Thank you for reading and for all your amazing support!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Want more info, details and updates on Malta Fashion Week, check out their website and Social Media! –

Malta Fashion Week website – https://www.fashionweek.com.mt

Malta Fashion Week Twitter – https://twitter.com/maltafashion?lang=en

Malta Fashion Week Instagram page – https://www.instagram.com/malta_fashionweek/

Malta Fashion Week Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/maltafashion/

This year’s Malta Fashion Week is being held at Fort St Elmo in Valletta, I love this location!! Their sponsors are Keune Hair Cosmetics, Fashion Beverages, Hilton Malta, Aldo, Air Malta, Jaguar, Land Rover, Coca Cola, Medasia Cabs, Fashiontv gaming group, Campari, Evagarden, Logografix, Medasia Playa, Ving Insurance Brokers, ORLY, Niumee, Michael Kors, Nescafe Dolce Gusto, Antonio’s Barber Shop, TVM, Servizi Malta, Nexos, Nescafe, Motionblur, Heritage Malta, The Sheer Bation, Cugo Gran, ILAB Photo, M. Demajo, Hugo’s Hotels, Mediterranean Ceramics, Dr Juice and eXtraStaff Malta. And their collaborators are Malta Tourism Authority, VCA and Arts Council Malta

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Herminas Reea, Parascandalo and Maria Cutajar – at Malta Fashion Week 2017

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all doing fine! It is Malta Fashion Week here in Malta and this year I am attending the fashion shows and bringing you all the scoop on what is being presented!!

Today’s shows were – (Including my thoughts)

Herminas Reea

Presenting The Gods

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The Gods show included so many pieces in Golden Yellow. The models’ hair and makeup reminded me of Greek Goddesses. All of them had a crown or a band on their heads. The show was truly mystical with every piece better than the other.

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The dresses each had a different take. With some being all black and lace-y whilst others being golden and shiny.

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The final dress though was the centre of attention. A long tail behind, I laid my eyes on the most exquisite and unique ‘wedding dress’ ever. With the front and back both with a Low V cut and the striped like pattern, the dress screamed perfection.

Parascandalo 

Presenting Vanity Rebels

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Marco, did an amazing job in putting together all these pieces for the Vanity Rebels Show. I guess being a rebel means you stand out of the crowd. And my having one of these pieces, you surely well!

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I loved how the men had these styled jeans made up of different materials. I think they matched nicely together and really have a wow factor!

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The hair was put together all so well with lots of buns paired with plaits. And the models all had that dark lip on to get their rebel inside them going!

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From this show, I got reminded on how much I want a denim badged jacket. There was one that literally kept me looking at the model until she left the catwalk! I honestly never saw a ripped denim jacket … until now! I love it! It was my favourite piece out of the show. I want it!

Maria Cutajar

Presenting Boho Goddess

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I was looking forward to this show. There were lots of different types of outfits in this show, mostly paired with a pink pair of shoes. There was lots of orange, pink and greys going on.

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There was also some knitwear involved paired with baggy loose trousers or dresses. I also loved the models’ makeup and hair. Their lips were covered with a chalky blue and it went with the outfits.

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My most favourite outfit of all was a dark red crop top and matching skirt. I can see myself wearing it with the cute matching bag too. It also reminded me of The Carrie Diaries – Remember that spin off from Sex and the City, when Carrie was younger?

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The last set of outfits were revolved around the colour pink. I loved how Maria paired a different shade of pink with another and used different materials. Even though the outfits were plain, having those different shades of pink made them stand out even more! And some of the models also had some sort of hair crown on them which I guess screams Boho-ness!

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The last outfit was so unique. It was a strapless embroidered dress with a beautiful pattern. I think that it ended the show perfectly!

A big thanks to the following 3 photos by Neil Psaila

My outfit – 

Top – H&M

Skirt – Primark

Jacket – Bershka

Bag – My grandma‘s closet

Shoes – Primark

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Overall, I really enjoyed my first time at the Malta Fashion Week. I hope you will enjoy my blog posts sharing with you the shows from Malta Fashion week which I attend.

Have you ever heard of these brands?

What do you think of the outfits?

Comment down below!

Love Kezia

xoxo