For the last show of Day 4, Claudia Goagara presented a collection entitled Interlude as part of Intune Designs. The choice of venue within Fort St Angelo as well as assortment of classical music were befitting for the gowns that were presented. Each was more impressive than the one before it but almost all followed a pattern and narrative that ensured a smooth presentation. The designs and concept behind the dresses remind me of the classic ball in traditional Russian literature. At the same time, it was inspired by Malta’s glowing lights and springtime. Part cocktail and part formal gowns, CG’s designs have a staying influence so I am inclined to believe that many attendees will want to get their hands on one of the pieces for a gala event.
As her first collection, Claudia Goagara certainly enthralled the audience through designs that are reminiscent of Christian Dior and Valentino, but with an elegant and feminine aesthetic that is her own. The pieces are carefully tailored and made of refined fabric. Manipulation of prints, colours, and designs give the collection an incredible appeal. From soft pastels to gold to fierce black, the palette is cohesive as it is radiant. One should also take note of the fact that Claudia Goagara offers one-of-a-kind gowns so the woman who wears them can rest assured that she is going to be the only one donning an elegant showstopper.