Although Yana Azzopardi is not really a new designer, this was her first time exhibiting in Malta Fashion Week. Her work was inspired by the works of Gustav Klimt, more specifically his ‘Tree of Life’. Her exhibition setup which consisted of a ‘tree’ with branches holding ‘framed’ necklaces is stunning. Yana also focused on the use of eccentric rope designs which represent the tree’s trunk and roots, while the gold wire-wrapping, intertwined with different bead textures and fabric signifies the tree’s branch spiralling details.
Yana’s work is all assembled by hand using wiring techniques, the result is truly beautiful. Her chunky piece are considered to be her speciality and possibly best-sellers and guests seemed mesmerised by the whole ensemble. Her use of contrasting colours in the individual pieces and also within the exhibition in itself serves as a brilliant eye-catcher.
All Photos by Ronald Camilleri
Photos by Ivan Borg
With thanks to Valletta 2018, Arts Council Malta and Heritage Malta as well as the the corporate sponsors of Malta Fashion Week and Awards, namely Mercedes Benz, Chamilia, ALDO, Tresemme, Eva Garden and Coca Cola.
The Malta Fashion Association supports the participation of emerging Maltese designers.