A Maltese Gift-Guide: Luisa Diacono

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Stylish, bold and beautifully hand-painted: Designer Luisa Diacono’s shawls make a perfect gift this festive season!

With just over a week to go to Christmas, there will be many who will buy foreign brands and mass-produced items as gifts, but why not invest in something more local?

_MG_9899Luisa Diacono, an artist and interior designer by trade, has been hand-painting shawls for years, and here we talk to her about what goes into making them and who they would make a great present for!

“Each season, I make it a point to observe the latest fashion trends and look for things that will hopefully inspire me,” says Luisa Diacono, designer at luisadiacono.com. “For this season’s collection, I was inspired by lace and animal print, and one of the main designs in this collection is my own interpretation of lace, which I added onto some of my previous patterns that seem to have become my signature designs.

“The shawls used in this season’s collection were shipped from abroad, and were all hand-picked by myself. Once they arrived, I hand-painted each and every one and sewed in the snoods. Now, they make a great gift for the woman who loves to dress up and be unique; a woman who appreciates the art of a custom-made garment and who is not afraid to stand out and be different!

“Each shawl is a unique piece, as I do not do multiples, so you’ll never have to worry about seeing someone else wearing the same thing. Also, just as a painting is unique, so are the scarves and I like to refer to them as wearable art. For those interested, I also create custom-made scarves and shawls to order.”

Check out Luisa Diacono’s Winter 2013-2014 catalogue.

Luisa Diacono’s scarves and shawls cost between €30-€75. They can be bought from CamilleriParisMode, Annunciation Square, Sliema or directly through the designer. You can contact Luisa Diacono by calling her on +356 7970 5688 or e-mailing her at info@luisadiacono.com. She can also be followed on Facebook and through her own website.