Event dates : 9 - 16 May 2015
The labels include twenty five designers who are Maltese nationals or currently resident in Malta as well as designers from the USA, France and Serbia, and Commonwealth countries the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Nigeria.
“We are very excited to see so much interest in Malta Fashion Week from international designers increasing year on year. Participation from designers hailing from Commonwealth countries is very encouraging and we such a lot of room for collaboration in this sector.”, explained Mr. Adrian J. Mizzi, the executive producer of the Malta Fashion Week.
Apart from the artistic fashion designers, some forty high street fashion brands are also being showcased in separate shows, other related fashion sectors such as fashion photography, jewellery, hairstyling and makeup are also being celebrated throughout this week.
Through a close collaboration with the V18 Foundation and several Government entities, most of the shows are being held in Valletta at various interesting locations that are not normally associated with fashion shows. These include Ordnance Street under the new Parliament building, Palazzo De La Salle, the Chamber of Commerce Building, the Grandmaster’s Palace and Pjazza San Gorg, the Mediterranean Conference Centre and Lascaris Wharf beneath the Barrakka Lift. Other shows are being held at The Point in Sliema and the Garden of Serenity in Santa Lucija.
Invitations to the weekday shows were oversubscribed within a few days from launch and tickets to the final night are selling out very fast. Malta Fashion Week culminates on Saturday night at the Chamilia Malta Fashion Awards which is being held for the first time at the Shipbuilding Warehouse in Marsa. This disused industrial venue is being transformed to host some 5000 people in a party style environment where fashion award winners in eight categories will be announced, amongst selected catwalk shows from the entire fashion week, glamourous hair shows and other on stage performances
More information about Malta Fashion Week and Awards (MFWA) may be found at maltafashionweek.com, which is being constantly updated with reviews and photos from the shows on an ongoing basis.