Location: Renzo Piano Steps, Valletta
The scene unfolded on a crisp Sunday evening on the somewhat legendary albeit controversial Renzo Piano steps. The backlighting was a sort of fuchsia/orchid which made for a rather magical atmosphere. Just as well. Because Caroline Hili’s collection -aptly entitled Desert Storm – was mesmerising, stunning, and of top-most quality. Above all, we discussed how versatile they are in the wearability department so much so that some of the outfits are business-like while others can be slipped into for a special event like a wedding, gala night or other high-end events. Sure thing is you’ll be standing out in the crowd in the best way possible with one of the following creations:
Left: The pant’s intense earthy colour contrasts perfectly with the more subdued top section, and the tri-partite division of colours imparts height and sophistication.
Right: White on white is a welcoming formula, especially if it’s in the form of a pantsuit. Add the belt, and it flatters the waist no end.
Left: Majestic and powerful are two words that this gown evokes.
Right: Apart from the golden hue set by side the stark black, the hem’s cut grabbed my attention as it creates a delicate swirl effect upon movement.
Left: The ‘storm’ element is kindled in this creative piece, so playful yet dark.
Right: The fanciful silhouette created by this dress is what caught my eye; once again, the play of stark colours makes for a splendid result.
Left: This is a dress I can see myself in: the structure, the floral details and that fierce motif all underscore the beauty of nature.
Right: If, like me, black is by far your colour of choice, this suit ticks all the boxes in style, comfort and business attire.
Left: This is I suppose my favourite for many reasons. It is artistic beyond words (brings to mind Van Gogh and Gaughin).
Right: Look here for the incredible impact a dress can have, and its sway on our imagination.
Finally, the brilliant designer responsible for many jaw-dropping moments caused by her collection.