As you might know, this week marks a very special week: the Malta Fashion Week (& Fashion Awards). This is the first fashion event I am attending as a blogger and it is obviously the grandest one. This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the Malta Fashion week, which Adrian Mizzi (the executive producer) referred to as “15 glorious years of fashion”.
Tonight, the fashion week started, not with a bang, but with wedding bells, which coincidentally is also the name of the bridal shop featured. Wedding Bells selected an exquisite selection of wedding gowns by Faragè Paris. The show was held at the most chic venue you could imagine, The Xara Lodge in Rabat.
The gowns showcased at the Bridal Show were the kind that would compliment one’s figure thanks to the different kinds of necklines, levels of waistlines and detail.
The selection was varied from strapless, to one-shoulder pieces, cap sleeves and even 3/4 delicate sleeves. There really was something for everyone and for women of every shape. Something I admired was that while some models were very slender, others, while having a beautiful figure nonetheless, were not the usual size zero model. This helped the audience appreciate that even though these dresses are couture, they are very wearable, even from women who do not have the traditionally desired catwalk silhouette…
These dresses are also made for real women, like us.
The details varied from feathers to delicate lace to see-through material and Swarovski crystals which complimented the whole ‘classically elegant but refreshing’ vibe the venue had going on. What caught my eye was the impeccable detail the laced pieces had. I admired the leaf detail rather than the usual focus on the flowers. I felt that this accent had something new to give to the rather old ‘always in style’ lace trend. This made the gowns below, particularly memorable for me and for every other hopeful bride-to-be in the audience.
Last but not least, (actually I’m leaving the best for last…), this mind-blowing elegant gown which also featured a gorgeous delicate laced veil which made the dress so tastefully beautiful. All in all, the majority of the dresses where white with one-offs in ivory or cream. I was surprised we did not see any lilacs or any other pastels, but then again, they weren’t really missed.
Another thing I wanted to mention is how very talented all of the models were. Their faces gleamed and they all fooled us into thinking they were really walking down the aisle for a second there! They were all very comfortable in their dresses, or well, they managed to act as if they were and some of them were really expressive. It really showed that they were enjoying every second on the shining white catwalk.
This event was supported by Wedding Bells, Infinitely Xara, Nescafe Dolce Gusto, Alistair Floral Design and Hansa Wines & Spirits. Hair byPrive, Makeup by Elaine Galea and flower bouquets by Alistar the Florist.
The event was a heavenly experience and I must say, being on the first row, just next to the catwalk was the best thing ever. I enjoyed the night with my fellow beauty and fashion bloggers and look forward to tomorrow’s show featuring Spring/Summer 2014 “Feast Patterns” by Charles & Ron.
Until then, which one of these would you say is your favourite?
P.S. For more of my photos click here!