Monday, May 26, 2014

Caroline Hili Fashion Show

Day 2! I am already feeling the days passing quickly. Today's event showcased a much anticipated collection by the much talented designer Caroline Hili. Caroline was born and raised in Toronto, before moving back to Gozo.

From the tender age of 6, she was already showing a keen interest in art and in fact she moved to Milan later on to study at the prestigious Istituto Marangoni. She graduated and was awarded Design Student of the Year 2008.
With such an excellent performance she was immediately snapped up by Valentino with whom she worked as a women's wear assistant designer. She was part of the team on several projects including Valentino Roma and Valentino Red. She immediately fell in love with the haute couture and she started making plans to achieve higher goals in her career.
She then decided to move to Paris, where she worked with Giambattista Valli amongst others. She also worked on several projects and collaborations with MaxMara, Longchamp and Lancome amongst others.

Caroline Hili’s collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Malta 2014 is called Desert Storm with the evocative sub-title “I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the earth began”. The pieces in this collection demonstrate a distinct inspiration from nature with art nouveau style floral and leafy embellishments flowing smoothly into tightly pleated skirts that may fan out as if being windswept. The collection also featured certain geometric shapes such as triangles which make the outfits much more interesting and innovative. Colours are based on natural greens, blues and creams and her attention to detail and use of quality materials is unmistakably present in every piece on display.

I feel that the collection included absolutely everything ranging from some quite quirky head pieces to more wearable and sophisticated pieces together with some pieces which had a more elegant touch than some other pieces. Caroline was able to include such diversity in the collection but at the same time keeping some key elements such as simple accessories, simple designs and colours, common in all the pieces.

Last but not least. The Makeup. I was utterly amazed with the makeup that was applied on the models. They had this golden shimmer on the eyes which was just simply beautiful.

Hair by Clinton Chetchuti of Vigorous. Makeup by Mateja Camilleri and Christelle Lays using 

Eva Garden

 Untill next event,
take care!



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