The mighty Charles & Ron bring fashion week to an end

Gala awards scheduled for Monday.
Charles & Ron brought the catwalk shows to an end. Photos: Justin Ciappara

The grand finale of Malta Fashion Week 2023 unfolded on Day 5 with a triumphant showcase of talent, style, and creativity. The event showcased collections by Gagliardi and Elisabetta Rende, before homegrown celebrity designers Charles & Ron closed off the show with their latest works.

Elisabetta Rende: Italian elegance and flair

The evening began with a show by Italian designer Elisabetta Rende, a newcomer to Malta Fashion Week who presented a collection based around the concept of a deconstructed suit, challenging how we see formal wear. Rende’s collection showcased Italian elegance and flair, blending classic and contemporary designs that exuded sophistication.

Gagliardi: local brand which has become a much-loved franchise

Following Rende’s showcase, the spotlight shifted to Gagliardi, a beloved local brand that has achieved international acclaim and success. Known for their sharp tailored looks, Gagliardi took a bold step by featuring both female and male models on the catwalk, embracing gender inclusivity and challenging traditional norms. The collection exemplified the brand’s signature style, expert tailoring and classic ideas but merging timeless sophistication with modern sensibilities, to the delight of the audience.

Charles and Ron: local duo steals Red Carpet spotlight

The evening reached its crescendo with a show by local celebrity favourites, Charles and Ron. The duo presented their winter collection, Limestone Sunset, which captured the essence of the Maltese landscape. Their designs, renowned for their unique prints and attention to detail, showcased the versatility of their craftsmanship and the duo’s ability to fuse fashion with art effortlessly. Charles and Ron once again proved why they are a red carpet favourite, captivating the audience with their exceptional creativity and style.

The night closed off with a Campari Spritz afterparty. The Malta Fashion Awards are set to take place with an exclusive gala on Monday evening.

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