The first event of this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Malta opened on Thursday evening at Pjazza San Gorg in Valletta. This consists of a fashion photography exhibition with no less than forty large format prints laid out around the square.
The general public may walk around the posters all throughout the day and night as they are being illuminated until midnight every evening. The exhibition has been made possible with the support of Logografix and remains open until Thursday 10th May.
“We are very excited to open this year’s fashion week with a free for all public event that’s of an artistic and cultural nature”, remarked Adrian J. Mizzi, the executive producer of Malta Fashion Week. Whilst most fashion week events are free of charge, an invite or ticket is generally required; however the fashion photography exhibition has been purposely put up in a public space that is freely accessible to anyone so that everyone may participate in this national scale event.
The Maltese photographers whose work is being exhibited are: Andrew Camenzuli, Bernard Polidano, Clint Scerri Harkins, Elisa Von Brockdorff, Jacob Sammut, James Galea, Karl Cutajar, Keith Darmanin, Kurt Paris, Noella Agius, Robert Attard, Steven Vella, Valentina Lupo, Will Camilleri, Dennis Calleja, Steve Muliett and Tonio Lombardi. These are joined by a number of international renowned photographers namely, David Leslie Anthony, Julia Kiecksee, Raya photographer, Bruno Sabastia, Jakub Kaminski, Stefan Bourson and Anja Collins and selected photographers from the University for Creative Arts UK, namely Simon Pruciak, Dominika Staczyk, Eeva Rinne, Siru Kivist. Trevor Wilson, Tine Brun and Vladimir Shilin.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Malta forms part of an international circuit of similar events around the world and is being made possible with the support of Mercedes-Benz, Estetika, Fimbank, Airmalta, Aldo Shoes & Accessories, and Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa. The week of daily activities includes fashion shows from prominent and upcoming Maltese and foreign fashion designers, cultural and artistic activities and parties, culminating at the Trussardi Jeans Malta Fashion Awards on Saturday 12th May at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali.
Full details about the event programme may be found at fashionweek.com.mt.