Maltese fashion houses that are upping Malta’s fashion game
On the hunt for some unique style finds? For a dose of retail therapy with a twist, check out these local houses designers that are making waves on the island and beyond!
Established in Malta in 2013, Luke Azzopardi is a luxury design house specialising in bespoke couture. The Luke Azzopardi studio focuses on the idea of timeless elegance, and reflects a sense of a researched and applied aestheticism stemming from the director’s academic background in fashion and costume history. Its mission is to push artisanal design as a self-sustainable local industry through concept-based fashion that embraces beauty, individuality and style.
Carla Grima Atelier
For the woman who craves casual luxury with a twist, this is one label to know. Inspired by organic silhouettes and the colours of the Mediterranean, natural fabrics are transformed into unique pieces to treasure for Summer, Autumn, sea and sunset. Crafted through a combination of watercolour techniques, photography and textile printing, each garment is the collaboration of human hands, nature and machine. High-quality silk, cotton and wool fibres allow skin to breathe, and an innovative one-size system fits multiple silhouettes.
CHARLES & RON
A contemporary lifestyle brand; high-end clothing and bags with a distinct Mediterranean flair and a dedication to superior quality. Maltese culture is an integral part of the Charles & Ron design ethic. Since 2014, the designers have consistently shown their collections during New York and Los Angeles Fashion Week. Besides the runway and ready-to wear collections, key items in the C&R range are Malta inspired luxury scarves and leather bags. Charles & Ron’s designs truly have an international appeal as they have been worn by international celebrities such as Jessie J, Nicole Williams, Michelle Williams and many more.
Yana’s Jewellery is a bespoke, costume jewellery brand that has achieved great success since its birth in 2010. Yana Azzopardi, founder and designer for Yana’s Jewellery is behind the statement product that has made many women grow to love her jewellery and the identity it brings with it. All pieces are handmade with care and combine vibrant coloured stones, beads, various wires and chains to create mesmerising, one off pieces that are a treat to the eyes. The store offers an experience where women of all ages are all welcome to customise their own piece of jewellery that suits their mood, personality and dress.