Malta Fashion Week; Designer Highlight – Eymeric François

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My memories from my first Malta Fashion Week is one I know will forever stay with me. Even if I ever stopped blogging. Not like I’m planning on stopping just yet, after 4 years and a bit, I think I’m only just getting started.

I had a similar buzz after my first Milan Fashion Week experience earlier this year in February. I’m not going to go into the comparison but all I’ll say is Fashion Week exists beyond NY (which I am yet to attend), London, Milan & Paree (not ticked this off yet either). I’ve been immersed into a different ‘fashion week’ world and it’s a beautiful one too.

Before you continue with this post, please catch up on the previous Malta fashion week posts so you get a can get me better.

Let’s rewind to my first day, the lone ranger (I swear everyone came as a couple but me) and the new kid on the block (a lot of people who I spoke to weren’t first timers like me). I was told there was a tourist mission to M’dina, quite naturally I said yes. Not knowing anyone else coming on board.

Banke & Eymeric François

So I jumped in the back of the Mercedez-Benz that came to pick us up. Unknowing to me at the time, I was sitting next to Eymeric François, a man with a bubbly personality; chatty, quirky, playful and larger than life. I soon found myself full of giggles by just watching him the entire journey to Medina which was about 30 mins (I think).

Eymeric François – Designer

Eymeric François is a French designer who has many years of experience under his belt. He’s haute couture man – shows in Paris Haute Couture week every July.

After I met him during the day, I went back to my hotel to do some more research and YES, he’s a f**ing big deal. I couldn’t get myself to ask him a lot of questions because I didn’t want to come across as a fashion geek or some serious fashion journalist doing a profile interview.

So, I just listened to his general conversations over the course of time I spent around him. I’ve always pondered how designers felt right before their show. Do they get nervous? Eymeric doesn’t. After many years of experience, I guess you get to shake off the nerves and replace it with a better feeling of excitement.

Eymeric wasn’t only passionate about his collection but also about the models he uses and the team of people he works with.

Eymeric François’s Poison collection was art meets attitude meets sass. The models were fierce as they walking down the runway to rock metal music. Eymeric’s cleverly merged haute couture with ready to wear. Just because he can. Go have a nosey at his collection and let me know what ya think. The black tulle dress which opened the collection is my firm favourite from this collection. I can totally see myself in this piece. I’ll probably make it more London-esque by pairing with a cropped denim jacket.

You can tell he’s not one to confirm or stick to rules – if my judgement isn’t right, I’m sure I’m not too far from. Eymeric François - Poison collection Malta Fashion Week; Designer Highlight - Eymeric François(ph. www.fashionweek.com.mt)

Eymeric François will be showing his new collection in July during Paris Haute Couture week. I won’t be seeing the collection live, but I’m most certainly looking forward to catching up after. He’s genuinely a pleasant guy to hang around and more importantly extremely talented and most passionate about his craft. All of which I find very admirable.Designer Eymeric François & Bankè from A Style Diary

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