It was a full house tonight at the beautiful Chamber of Commerce in Valletta, Malta – incredible turnout and great atmosphere. Three widely different designers showcased tonight – Julia Boikova, Marco Parascandalo and Sai Suman. The highlight of the evening was without a doubt Marco Parascandalo, a designer who has taken local street wear designs to a new level and gained quite a bit of popularity over the last year.
His new collection builds on his previous concepts of street wear using slogans and becomes a bit more intelligent with a range of interesting pieces using different fabrics and employing different cuts and shapes. The silk cotton shirts are beautiful as are the fur/hair ? bombers and tops but the patchwork denim pieces stole my heart.Whilst the collection is both highly wearable and sellable I was pleased to also see some more creative and daring pieces especially in terms of how certain pieces were presented on the catwalk – skandlu boxers anyone ?. It was a pleasure to watch Marco’s show today.
The pieces mainly incorporated Indian Bollywood type silhouettes and detailing, some of the gowns has some lovely intricate detailing. She also presented a few menswear pieces.