The importance of a design-led fashion industry, on a global scale

Local industry experts will discuss Malta’s fashion design industry, where it sits in a global context, and how to get emerging talent onto the international stage. Matthew Attard Navarro is an art director based between London and Malta. Navarro has worked within the fashion, luxury and media industries over the past six years, since finishing a degree in media in Malta (2008).

Between 2013-2014 Navarro was Art Director of VICE Media’s art department (UK) working with brands such as Diesel, Burberry, Philips on innovative and experiential campaigns. He now works with the Net-A-Porter Group, and is also creative director of Platinum Love Magazine / Platinum Innovation.

Panel to include:

  • Sef Farruggia, designer;
  • Luke Azzopardi, designer;
  • Francesca Balzan, Art Historian, Author and Curator at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum;
  • Dawn C L Pedersen, Creative Director and Trend Forecaster at TrendZine;
  • Joe Fountain, Manolo Blahnik production and design assistant;

When: 24 May
Time: 7.00pm
Where: Fort St Elmo, Valletta
Free entry



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