The end of May was appropriately marked by the Pink Fashion Show (Summer edition) showcasing trends and key pieces for spring/summer 2015. A Times of Malta event, this show is always a welcome date that marks the fashion calendar in Malta. A number of participating stores and sponsors, and styling by Marisa Grima, helped make the event a success. The theme this year leaned towards sport so the apt venue was the neatly manicured turf at Savio College for the opening party, and the equally spacious gym for the show. Mats and bleachers were used interestingly around the party area, while makeshift bars and pop-up stalls offered refreshments (by Campari and Cisk) and displayed jewellery (by Skagen) respectively.
The fashion show kicked off with a twist, as the attendees were in for a pleasant surprise with a dance/gymnastics-choreographed routine presented by Stagecoach kids and teens wearing F&F. This was followed by 2 Twingo cars (by Renault) driving in onto the gym floor, with models stepping out dressed in different looks by Guess. Other retail outlets that participated in the rest of the show were: Karen Millen, Marks & Spencer, Miss Selfridge, Optika, Oysho, Punt Roma, River Island, Skagen, and Ipanema. For this edition, the event was sponsored by Chemimart, Diet Kinnie, L’Extase by Nina Ricci, Magnum, Make-up Studio, Piscopo Gardens, Renault, Rummo and Screen Professional Hair Care.
Here are some of my favourites pieces/trends/must-have items. Photos courtesy of Amanda Hsu; go check out her work, especially her latest portfolio of The Making of Women in Malta.
Guess: The maxi dresses, the flared jeans, and the structured separates
Karen Millen: The gilet, summer colours, and the tribal-like prints
Miss Selfridge: All white, or all gold, and the Grecian goddess in between
Marks and Spencer: Ladylike lush meets sport
Punt Roma: Forest motifs and fresh colour palettes
River Island: Block colours and strident patterns
Oysho: Laid-back summer vibe