The Secret Garden, a surrealist take on headpieces, designed by Adalia B, was presented to a large crowd Monday evening atop the historic Fort St Angleo. A lush runway with tiny green bushes lining the carpet, created a backdrop for the magical creations to come before us.
Some vintage inspired with beading and feathers and some more modern with starched tulle and enlarged lace, an eclectic collage of materials and styles came together as one story of a garden in the designer’s imagination.
Red flowers accented with gold wrapped around the head in a bouquet. Tiny peacock feathers in several serene colour combinations bloomed out of the tops and sides of different pieces, dancing powerfully in the strong wind. A giant starched tulle bow with lace adornments sat atop a pink lace doily for a modern take on 1920s vintage. Philip Traecy inspired creations were constructed in such a way that the flowers and starched tulle wove around one another, giving us an abstract visual of form and movement on the heads of the models. Some surrealist pieces, reminiscent of the great Schiaparelli resembled a lily pad or the skeleton of a long visor, covered in sequins and casting lines stark shadows across the face of the model.
The varieties of shapes, colours, and adornments were endless. Applause couldn’t wait for the end of this show. Amused guests clapped between models, pleased with the art show unfolding before them.
After the show, guests mingled around the venue, sipping cocktails and discussing their favorites from the show. Bloggers rushed to the next venue to prepare their
pens mobiles for the next show. There was much excitement to enjoy on Day 3 of MFWA16.
A word from the bloggers…
“With headpieces like Adalia B’s, a morning wedding will be the perfect excuse to wrap your head around the idea of going back to wearing hats. Couture meets art, and Adalia has definitely won the hearts (and heads) of many women preparing for upcoming summer morning weddings.” –Style in Transit
“Each headpiece is hand-made, work of art with feathers and embellished details in summery colours of blue, green and purple. If you have a wedding coming up or just feel like turning some heads, AB is your answer.” –Pavli
“She cleverly manipulates fabrics and detailed trimmings to create beautiful unique pieces” –Grazielle Camilleri
“Inspired by nature and the freedom of creativity and art, The Secret Garden collection celebrates the beauty of nature, innocence and romance.” –Ask Dorianne