Maldives Fashion Month

Velaa - Paris Hilton

London Fashion Week just finished and now London Fashion Weekend is upon us. But in the Maldives, a week isn’t enough to pack in all the fashion on display. In fact, it takes an extra bonus (leap) day to feature the chic styles and colourful couture. While most famous for its head-turning swimwear in this sun drenched paradise, its elegant clientele sport a striking wardrobe of more conventional wear.

As it happens, one of the world’s fashion and style icons who is rarely seen missing from a runway front row seat, Paris Hilton, has chosen the Maldives to spend her own Fashion Week right now. Her Instagram in recent days is its own spring collection with a digital stage of tropical paradise. Of the over 500 models, performers, celebrities and bloggers in the Maldives Complete Lifestyle database, Paris sets new high watermarks for her social media profile among Maldives visitors. She has a table topping 13.6 million Twitter followers (besting the previous topper from last week’s Sport Illustrated Swimsuit fame, Tyra Banks who has 12.9 million).  But Paris’ glitterati credentials are extend across all media. Her stats on Wikipedia, Facebook and Instagram are all in the top 10 of the Maldives Complete database. Among Maldives glitterati, only Jacqueline Fernandez is in the top 10 of both Facebook and Twitter.

Pictured above, she is as comfortable and stylish on the Velaa boardwalk as she is on the cat walk.  In fact, Velaa stands out at the show to be at and be seen at with 4 fashion guests making the collection.

China features the most prominently in the list with 4 models, but the fancy frock show is also where the local Maldivians stand out with 3 of their own hometown heroines showcased.

And so in honour of this very fashionable leap month, Maldives Complete presents a different designer display for each day…

1. Paris Hilton (USA) – Velaa [ABOVE]
2. Liu Yun (China) – LUX Maldives
LUX Maldives - Liu Yun
3. Kim Tae Hee (South Korea) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
Sun Siyam Irufushi - Kim Tae Hee
4. Laura Muljadi (Indonesia) – Velaa
Velaa - Laura Muljadi
5. Gabby Epstein (Australia) – Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili
Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili - Gabby Epstein
6. Wang Likun (China) – LUX Maldives
LUX South Ari Atoll - Wang Likun
7. Rati Tehri Singh (India) – Gili Lankanfushi
Gili Lankanfushi - Rati Tehri Singh
8. Chris Piggy (China) – NIYAMA
NIYAMA - Chris Piggy
9. Yeng Constantino (Philippines) – Angsana Velavaru
Angsana Velavaru - Yeng Constantino
10. Raudha Aathif (Maldives) – Coco Bodu Hithi
Coco Bodu Hithi - Raudha Aathif 2
11. Ayya Azanova (Italy) – Jumeirah Vittaveli
Jumeirah Vittaveli - Ayya Azanova
12. Tatyana Vysotskaya (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufuhi
Sun Siyam Irufushi - Tatyana Vysotskaya
13. Erin Wong (Hong Kong) – Paradise Island
Paradise Island - Erin Wong
14. Canan Ulugol (Turkey) – Bandos
Bandos - Canan Ulugol
15. Jessieann Lachowski (Canada) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru - Jessieann Lachowski
16. Mariyam Azza (Maldives)
Maldives - Mariyam Azza
17. Anastasia Volochkova (Russia) – Velassaru
Velassaru - Anastasia Volochkova
18. Shu Qi (Taiwan) – Cocoa Island
Cocoa Island - Shu Qi
19. Shiralee Coleman (Australia) – Anantara Dhigu
Anantara Dhigu - Shiralee Coleman
20. Eem Nazim (Maldives) – Sun Siyam Irufuhi
Sun Siyam Irufuhi - Eem Nazim
21. Andy Benavides (Mexico) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
Anantara Kihavah Villas - Andy Benavides
22. Egherta Hysa (Ukraine) – Sun Island
Maafushi - Egherta Hysa
23. Bao Bao (China) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru - Bao Bao
24. Michelle Salas (Mexico) – Velaa
Velaa - Michelle Salas
25. Kelly Lin (Taiwan) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa - Kelly Lin
26. Zhang Yuqi (China) – Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu - Zhang Yuqi
27. Jyotsna Shankar (USA) – Maafushivaru
Maafushivaru - Jyotsna Shanka
28. Natalia Natalis (Poland) – Kurumba
Kurumba - Natalia Natalis
29. Patricia Panigoro (Indonesia) – Velaa
Velaa - Patricia Panigoro

2 Thoughts on “Maldives Fashion Month

  1. Sladjana on May 19, 2016 at 2:37 pm said:

    No 22 Maafushi??? Seriously??? Didn’t know yet that this local island has now Watervillas…and I was there last time in January 2016 😉

  2. bruce on May 19, 2016 at 3:08 pm said:

    Sladjana – Excellent catch. I just use what the bloggers say is their location (if you follow the link for the shot you will see that she clearly says she is in ‘Maafushi’. But it is clearly Sun Island. I’ll update the post.

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