What Icons are Made of – Gaetano’s LEGACY at #MFWA18

Iconic. Legendary. Glamorous

Three words that empower, enrich, and endow the person or thing being spoken of. A number of women in film history have and still continue to amass -and deserve- such accolades. However, the golden age of Hollywood has witnessed the creation of women with a mythical status, leaving a strong legacy behind. Women such as Betty Davis (First Lady of the American screen), Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, and Elizabeth Taylor have stayed the ravages of time in the collective consciousness. Their presence and trails have definitely mean that they are role models to many.

Shifting the camera to Malta, you may ask: what does this have to do with Maltese fashion and local designers? You see, the reach and impact of such goddesses is such that Gaetano, well-known and much-loved designer, has been inspired, and his creativity has been boosted by their beauty and power.

Welcome to the world of Legacy. You can surely tell that Gaetano does not stop half-way when it comes to glamour. Fabric is insignificant on its own, but when it is moulded by his concepts and designs, the execution communicates passion, attention to the woman’s curves, and tells many potential stories.

Granted, Gaetano’s designs and choice of materials are not everyone’s cup of tea. However, even if you are a minimalist or prefer pared-down clothing, let us say that you may still admire his skill from afar. The presentation itself during MFWA was nothing short of dramatic with a short film that opened the show. What a show indeed! It wasn’t just a few minutes of women walking up and down the runway but it came loaded with local personalities (cue Claudia Faniello and Taryn Mamo Cefai), music, and colour.

Gaetano, you are on your way to carving your legacy- well done!

Photos: Justin Ciappara photography

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