Causing a Positive Turbulence: Pink Fashion Show Flies High

Never quit. Never give up. Fly it to the end.      
Chuck Aaron

Those who do not dream cannot ever accomplish, but very often in life it is not enough to dream. In order to soar above the obstacles and challenges life regularly throws at us, we have to find the determination and strength within us to persevere, believe in ourselves, and look ahead. It is with this mantra in mind that social media influencer and model Sarah Zerafa opened the fifth (winter) anniversary of the most iconic fashion event held in Malta, The Pink Fashion Show. Head held high, and with swan-like movements, Sarah dominated the long runway (no pun intended given this year’s theme). It was not a task for the faint-hearted, for she had to navigate her way donning a bespoke creation by designer James Dimech who fashioned her dress out of Pink Magazine editions. Yes, you read that correctly, ‘a creation that involved the use of 100 copies of the last two issues of the magazine and 48 triangular folds from the editorials to create a collar, while the tail was the most challenging with the folds fixed by hand with hot glue and stitching’ (Times of Malta (online), Wednesday 14 November, 2018). Well done Sarah! 

This edition saw a rather important and full-circle kind of return to the very first Pink Fashion Show (I still remember attending that event at the Aviation Museum). This team behind this event have not disappointed once again in their choice of theme and location. The latter echoed the first show rather aptly and poignantly, with the result that this highly anticipated event probably meant many people were hunting down tickets. And what an audience that was, the largest I have ever witnessed out of the 11 shows I attended. Here are some of my thoughts on the clothes and collections that were showcased. Thank you for reading! 

Location: Intercontinental Arena

Of checks and balances – make way for classic gingham prints in suit formation, a surefire way of looking professional and polished this season

Faux fur in different shapes and colours – not restricted exclusively to black, this cosy topper has become stronger and been diversified for a warm, fuzzy winter

Lady-like finesse – Wearing certain styles would immediately categorise you in the ‘granny department’, but thanks to these offerings, women will find smart, classic tailoring without giving up that touch of fashion

Playful touches for indoor parties – if you do not fancy a night out in the blustery wind, why not organise a pyjama party among friends? (Tip: Women’Secret have got you covered this winter with fun, themed, and most importantly, fleecy PJs; p.s. watch my Insta for something exciting coming up soon)

Simply stunning! You do not need to go overboard with details when you have such refined, timeless designs as seen in Pedro del Hierro’s dresses. They can easily be dressed up with adequate accessories for your NYE’s party, a family Christmas dinner, and a festive work event (respectively)

Photo credits: Justin Ciappara Photography

Thanks to the Pink Fashion Show team for once again inviting me to the most important fashion event of the year! 

Sponsors and participating brands: Charles & Keith, Cortefiel, Gerry Weber, Furla & Oltre, Lilly Mae, Noos, O’hea Opticians, Orsay, Pedro del Hierro, Samsonite and Women’Secret.

Supported by: Air Malta, Campari, Costa Coffee, Gasan Zammit, Idun Minerals, Kinnie, Mazda, Nina Ricci, Rummo and UNOde50.

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