Charles & Ron Spring/Summer Feast Patterns Collection – MFW’13

Dearest readers,

I am back with new shots! Followed by the stunning Bridal Show which I wrote about here, yesterday there was the much awaited Charles & Ron show. Charles & Ron are very talented designers which are highly hyped about and this year they chose the Maltese Festa as the main theme of the collection.

All the pieces featured Feast patters that you would usually find on decorations during festas in Malta.
Take something like this below as their starting point and see what they came up with in the rest of this post!

Unfortunately I was seated in the second row last night which made it harder to shoot photos. I will not leave you without seeing what there was to see though. Here is an abundant collection of photos from last night by the talented Dennis Calleja.

Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

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Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

The pieces were generally made up of gold tones paired with black, or paired with delicate pastel hues. There were the odd few pieces which paired gold with highlighter green, these were probably my favourite outfits from the whole collection. We saw flowy silky material which breezed through the catwalk and made us long for summer to start wearing something light and fun. The items showcased varied from structured necklines, to sewed t-shirts, to midi and maxi dresses and palazzo trousers, featuring light sheer materials, delicate lace details, bold metallic fabrics and bright single-toned pieces.

Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

The motifs are clearly inspired by Bandalori and Pavaljuni and regardless of their baroque nature, they appeared as delicately and  subtle as can be, when presented in pastels and whites. The 8 pointed cross was also one of the motifs used. I also loved what I will be calling the “Post-it” pieces. These pieces reminded me of Liedna and while being quite avantgarde, I could very well see this as a trend many of us could easily sport.

Dennis Calleja  (18)

Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

Dennis Calleja  (21)

Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

The most original pieces in my opinion were the ones similar to this photo above. The laser cut detail is to die for and who would have known highlighter green compliments gold so nicely? These pieces reminded me of paper lanterns. The palazzo trousers is something which I would love to be back in style this summer. So effortlessly ‘evening-looking’ and comfortable at the same time. I knew a few minutes after the catwalk was flooded with patterns and flowy fabrics, that I would be seeing palazzo trousers.

Dennis Calleja  (24)

Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

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Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

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Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

Dennis Calleja  (38)

Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

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Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

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Photographer Dennis Calleja – http://www.denniscalleja.com

The closing was an explosion of colour accompanied by fireworks simulation to put us even more in the festa vibe. The final song was the well known Il-Festa by MaryRose Mallia which was the ideal way of ending such a feast of motifs and patterns. After the show I got to meet the lovely Carina which I then interviewed. This is included in my next post here.

To conclude, the colours were vibrant, the company delightful and the pieces exquisite. An enjoyable evening at that! Special thanks go to Dennis Calleja from http://www.denniscalleja.com who gently provided me with these beautiful shots before I even got home!

More about fashion, tonight or tomorrow!

M.

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4 comments on “Charles & Ron Spring/Summer Feast Patterns Collection – MFW’13

  1. […] With the Malta Fashion Week almost half way through, expectations and excitement levels couldn’t possibly be higher! As you know, this is my first fashion week so I am all excited to be experiencing it for the first time, but I have a feeling that I will be back for more! I absolutely adored the Bridal Show (more about it here) and yesterday’s explosion of colours by Charles & Ron was also enjoyable (more about it here). […]

  2. […] it was in the Bridal show (read about it here). I was glad to see Charles & Ron (see their show here) where there to checkout the new […]

  3. marijadebono says:

    Reblogged this on marlingual and commented:

    Charles & Ron

  4. […] this years Fashion Week is how wearable the items displayed were, even at the Bridal Show or at the Charles & Ron Show. The first bag is something I could imagine myself carrying my laptop in, the second one shown […]

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