Fashion brand CHARLES & RON presented the Spring Summer 2023 Collection, on September 11th, during the recently finished New York Fashion Week by Art Hearts held at Angel Orensanz Foundation. The Lm 0.4293 Collection was inspired by Maltese Lira, which was the currency of Malta from 1972 until 31st December 2007 when the Maltese Lira was replaced by the Euro. On 10th July the irrevocable fixed conversion rate was established at Lm 0.4293 to one Euro.
The intricate details and colours displayed on the banknotes from the 3rd, 4th and mostly the final 5th series are re-imagined and digitally manipulated into graphic designs. Bank notes are a powerful symbol of history, culture and sovereignty of a nation and the details found on the notes amalgamate very well with the Charles & Ron design ethic, as the designers consistently draw inspiration from Maltese culture. – from the brand
The prominent image of ‘Melita’ holding a rudder symbolising Malta in control of her own destiny, mosaic designs from Roman presence, a stone sentry box known as “Gardjola” , sculptural motifs from the neolithic temples and Doves symbolizing peace all feature in the colour print designs. “Lm 0.4293” is a celebration of Maltese design and focuses on Mediterranean colours. It also explores the idea of something being valuable one day and worthless the next and the importance of preserving culture and traditions as they are priceless and once they are gone there is no bank note that can bring them back. – from the brand
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