I’m always delighted to attend the Charles & Ron shows at New York Fashion Week. This seasons SS’19 Collection, 316 km², was presented on the colorful runway of the Angel Orensanz Foundation during the popular Art Hearts Fashion events on Saturday Sept. 8th 2018 at 9pm.
Season after season, C&R show love for and draw much inspiration from their beautiful home country of Malta. This show gives us an intimate feel for the limestone villages of Malta and Gozo and their array of pastel buildings that are displayed in this season’s whimsical color palette. I felt the warm embrace of summer while my camera lens was filled with the brilliant shades of Sunburst Orange, Sunflower Yellow, Light Sky Blue, Lilac and Mint, paired with the classic black and white of C&R. The garments flowed like a soft summer breeze, made with lovely materials including Chiffon, Silk, soft Tulle, Cotton knit, light wash Denim and something new for them this season is embroidered denim fabric.The urban villages are not the only source of inspiration in this collection. Charles & Ron introduce us to many of their local friends in the animal kingdom through gorgeous prints and embroideries of the Wall Lizard, the Freshwater Crab, the Maltese Falcon and the Dolphin Fish.
Their beaded gowns are hand made and graphics are always designed in house. Many other in house creations for the show include custom jewelry, Italian leather belts and shopper style bags and matching boots..
I surely felt swept away to this warm and friendly place while the music of the Maltese/Gozitan band “The Travelers” accompanied the show with a special edit for this C&R runway event.
During the hectic craziness of New York Fashion Week, it’s nice to have an escape to the comfort and charm of this wonderful island.
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