I have so much to do. I have no idea where I'm going to start from and I may be living in denial as well. Lovely. Also, this rant may be slightly uncalled for. Even lovelier.
One of the things that has been on my 'to-do' list for a few weeks now is this post. After Malta Fashion Week 2012, I felt like I had to write about the two designers which I was mostly impressed with, namely Pippa Toledo and Sef Farrugia. I don't want to write about my incredible admiration for both of them, because I feel like I've done that already. So I'd rather approach this entry differently, choosing to create sets that are inspired by the aspects of their respective collections instead. Even though they are both deserving of a post each, I decided to merge the two designers in one entry because I feel like they share an impeccable eye for detail.
Pippa Toledo is definitely no stranger to the local and international artistic industry. Over the past 20 years, Pippa Toledo has earned herself a well-respected role for her originality, passion and vision. Also Malta's most accomplished interior designer, Pippa Toledo is synonymous with bold colours and Mediterranean details. When I saw her latest collection at Malta Fashion Week, I immediately knew that it would be the night's cherry on the cake. To me, Pippa Toledo is all about the juxtaposition of simplicity and uniqueness, the pairing of a basic piece with a traffic-stopping number. Pippa Toledo's bags, each wholly conceptualised and hand-finished by the designer herself, are attention seekers, but they wouldn't work as well if they weren't set against a plain canvas.
I just can't listen to an Eliza Doolittle track and not think about Maltese designer Sef Farrugia! Amongst her many brilliant achievements, including a degree from Ravensbourne University and recognition from prestigious publications like Vogue Italia, Sef Farrugia dressed Eliza Doolittle during her South American tour! Sef outlines hand-drawn and printed textiles as one of the key aspects of her latest collection, but what truly caught me eye were the silhouettes. As I believe I've said already, I still find it difficult to get over the way she combined a high-waisted pair of mustard pants, a patterned bralet and the oh so fabulous turban. Whereas I'm sure Sef Farrugia will come up with so much more in the near future, that outfit shall make me weak at the knees ad eternum.
P.S. I am currently participating in the New Look Fashionistar competition. If you'd like to vote for me (so I can buy myself a new wardrobe pour Paris) read this post to find out how! You can vote once every 24 hours. Thanks