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Designer brand to open exclusive pop-up boutique

Designs by diane de malherbe

High-end womanswear brand Diane de Malherbe is set to open an exclusive pop-up boutique on the island, for a limited time only. Here, de Malherbe will be showing her latest work, the Caravage Collection, wholly inspired by Malta.

The French designer has worked her magic for several big-name brands, including Céline, Lanvin and Ralph & Russo, before launching her own in 2018, now based between Paris and Malta.

Each of the brand’s unique collections, which include ready-to-wear, evening wear and bridal dresses, combine the designer’s taste for elegance and luxury, with natural elements, fine tailoring and historical sources.

Often inspired by nature, art and literature, de Malherbe has opted to use Malta’s landscapes as well as the island’s cultural and artistic influences as inspiration for her latest collection.

diane de malherbe

Design by diane de malherbe

“I have loved Malta for years before moving here in 2018, and I have always been fascinated by the extraordinary history of the island. I knew I must dedicate to Malta my first collection designed here – Caravage – and use as my inspiration the island’s unique culture and architecture, the mineral and marine landscapes, and the works of artists such as Caravaggio or Turner, who also depicted this mysterious island at the crossroads of Orient and Occident,” said the designer.

here are the deets:

The Caravage 2020 Collection will be available to view at the pop-up boutique, which will be open for just 10 days, between 22 October and 1 November on 55, Triq il-Kbira, Sliema.

The shop will also feature pieces from de Malherbe’s first collection, Cocteau, which was inspired by the gardens of the Château de Courances in France, as well as the poetic art of Jean Cocteau.

“I’m very much looking forward to welcoming you ar our exclusive pop-up boutique in Malta, and I hope to be able to dress Maltese people, who I feel very close to as much as I do the island!” concluded Diane de Malherbe.

Design by diane de malherbe

Design by diane de malherbe

Due to the on-going COVID-19 crisis, the designer will be showing her collection, together with items from her first collection, by exclusive appointment only, which can be booked in advance. Opening times are 10am-9pm. An exclusive 45-minute appointment may be booked here. Guests can bring up to three friends or family members per appointment. For more info, please visit here.