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Designer Joe Malaika Drops SS23 Collection




Fashion tells many stories, while its shows expose the whole truth. Seems are seen if misguided, tailoring talked about if unflattering to the model chosen for the piece. The only gossip that moves through out the room at a Joe Malaika show, praise to yet another outstanding collection.


Recently crowned Best Designer by Boston Magazine, Joe Malaika released his latest collection at his annual Excessive Fashion charity show benefiting The Jimmy Fund at the Westin in Waltham.


Local celebrities like Yolanda Cellucci and the Mayor of Waltham were sitting front and center, glitterati mingling in the chic hotel and guidance through the evening was given by Hosts Alfred and Keyla Williams Co-Owner of Bogosplit.


Opening the Excessive fashion runway charity show was wowqing with a line of transitional pieces all in a funk flair, focal on denim and patch patterns with hints of leather and lace. The strategic zippers completely transformed looks. Following was, AtCozy Boutique. The pieces were focal on high end European flair in full trenches, fur knits, glamour gowns, a fluorescent pant suit, all staples for the winter wardrobe. The line was shown in a collaborative manor with a soulful live performance from Shola Iyiola, an international award-winning saxophonist.


The third designer had a take on traditional African art emerged in modern style. The patterns strategically sewn into chic two-piece dresses and pant suits, seductive cuts off the shoulder, bright bold colors, even a button down look for men and the mini men. In all a collection that can be worn on a red carpet or to make a statement at the office.


Fringe, sequins, and silk were highlights in another collaborative collection shown paired with a live performance of stunning vocals from Ester and Ezekiel Mutesasira singing siblings and winner of East Africas got Talent. The looks that hit the runway were attention grabbers in bright pastel gowns, patch work, everyday outfits, and the use of layered pieces.


The last collection to hit the Excessive Fashion runway was the birthday boy, man of honor, Designer Joe Malaika opened his portion of the show with vibrant nylon, traditional Ugandan colors and his brand logo embedded in mini athleisure looks that would rock it on the playground.


Following were block shoulders and bold colors which highlighted Joes talent for high end couture cuts and classic solids letting the structure of the garment speak. The third set of pieces were focal on vibrant spring style, bright neon lime looks in a chic short suit, a silk jumper for women, a mini fashionista and powerful dresses that will catch all attention this spring season.


Another highlight from the SS23 Malaika Collection was Ugandan flavor for all ages with that smooth African style for the aspiring fashion forward kid. From a forest green, embroidered print suit with swagger for the young gentlemen to a silk short jumper with ruffle for that budding woman.


Back to business and seductive style were a set of suit jackets. A strategic sewn pattern of popping pastels with chic cuts and class to give an office look a new flavor.

 

The last set of looks from the SS23 collection to show was sea glass and sequins with a Mirano vibe. The impeccably sewn top and matching pant had perfectly picked colors, with couture detail and chic flash. The showstopper of the evening was a one piece with sexy shaping, and the bling baby! This selection was a perfect way to close the runway with a reminder of where to get your next red-carpet ensamble.


Designer Joe Malaika’s fashion collections speak loudly with culture and his love for lifestyle traditions are no secret. The closing of his show Excessive Fashion charity show featured an R&B superstar Rotimi added to his set with some Fugees flavor with his 2020 hit song, “In my bed.” He ignited the African beats by performing his newly released single “Make you say.” With the presence of a master on the mic traveling to sold out shows around the world and to don the Westin Waltham in Boston to give love to his African people.


Once again Joe Malaika hit a home run at his annual Excessive Fashion charity show benefiting The Jimmy Fund at the Westin in Waltham. To purchase designs visit www.joemalaika.com


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