Couture fashion show in Gozo to raise funds for Dar Guzeppa Debono
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Next Saturday, Gozitan VickyAnn Xuereb is presenting a fashion show in aid of Dar Guzeppa Debono at the Citadel in Gozo.
Dar Guzeppa Debono is run by volunteers and provides residence, support, and professional help to single mothers, fathers, and their respective families in liaison with other agencies.
VickyAnn a professional dressmaker, explained that, the idea of a fashion event in aid of Dar Guzeppa Debono stemmed from an interview by its Director Maria Attard on the media, when she stated that the home is in need of financial assistance in order to keep running.
She added “my thoughts immediately turned to what I could do to help benefit this cause, hence using my talents as a designer and seamstress to raise some funds.”
Still I Rise – is the title of the collection and “empowers a woman to move through life with passion and zest. In her own universe she is fearless, she is strong, she is powerful,” said VickyAnn.
Maya Angelou said it best “I go forth alone, and stand as ten thousand.”
VickyAnn was born in 1966 in Sydney Australia, has been a dressmaker since the age of 14. Raised in Xaghra. her mother. Maria. a dressmaker herself, taught her the trade. As a young child, she was raised cutting cloths. designing :red sewing dolls clothes, including creating her own wardrobe.
Her first client friend was way back in 1980 and since then she has never looked back. From children’s clothes to brides and bridesmaids dresses, from evening wear to theatre and carnival productions.
Her creative and sewing abilities have turned her into a professional dressmaker whose original and creative work has put her name high on the list of the local fashion scene.
Vicky lives by the words ‘Omnia suere optime.- sewing every piece of cloth in the best way possible.
Still I Rise – is a couture collection, where fashion meets literature. It is taking place on Saturday, the 4th of November, starting at 7.30pm at the Cittadella Cultural Centre in Victoria, Gozo.
Donations received will benefit Dar Guzeppa Debono.