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Maltese models & designers to participate in Berlin fashion week pre-opening TONIGHT
The show start this afternoon at 5pm

Caroline Curmi

A group of Maltese models will tonight be walking the catwalk during the 2020 Berlin Fashion Week as part of their participation in local TV fashion reality show Akila.

Chayenne Abela, Thea Axiaq, Naomi Stivala, Sanja Bogdanovic, Hayley Chircop and Shais Bone are the six models selected to collaborate with international fashion designers during tonight's fashion event, with fellow participants also modelling outfits from two Maltese designers.

Malcolm Cremona and Andre Debattista mark a spot in Berlin Fashion Hall, with the two designers being the first locals to showcase their work at the prestigious exhibition.

Malta’s participation at the Berlin Fashion Week comes through local TV fashion reality show Akila, a modelling competition produced by Janice Grech. Tonight's show at the Berlin Fashion Hall will feature 15 international designers, with each creative having their own section.

According to the Berlin Fashion Hall website, tonight’s show serves as a “pre-opening” to the Berlin Fashion Week and enjoys “a very special status as part of it.” Attracting an average of 1,000 visitors, it is among the most visited shows of the week. Shais Bone, last year's Akila winner, will be wearing an outfit from New York fashion designer Pia Bolte.

With rehearsals over, the entire team is currently getting ready for the show, which is expected to start at 5pm. This year, the Berlin Fashion Week is taking place between today, Monday 13th January, and Friday 17th January, with the core period (i.e. the fairs) happening between Tuesday 14th January and Thursday 16th January.

Make us proud guys & gals!

 

13th January 2020


Caroline Curmi
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Caroline Curmi
When she’s not having a quarter-life crisis, Caroline is either drawing in a café, frittering her salary on sushi or swearing at traffic in full-on Gozitan. There is also the occasional daytime drink somewhere in the equation. Or two. A creative must be allowed at least one vice.

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