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Ramon Azzopardi Fiott, also known as RAFiott, has collaborated with Allied Rainbow Communities (ARC) to create the official merchandise collection. The collection features six commissioned designs, each representing a colour from the pride flag, focusing on Maltese culture and Queer identities. The series' style is inspired by RAFiott's 2021 MeliTENSION Collection, which was exhibited at MUŻA, and occasionally references specific works from that collection.


RAFiott is a local queer digital artist whose works explore the multifaceted theme of identity. His art ranges from introspective self-portraits to surreal creatures with deep semiotic significance. Through his complex relationship with the island, RAFiott produces art that reflects a distinctly queer and Maltese perspective.


The rainbow flag, designed by Gilbert Baker, has represented the queer community since the 1970s, particularly after the assassination of Harvey Milk. The six-colour pride flag we use today is a modification of the original which also featured hot pink. The remaining colours have retained their original meaning.

Orange symbolises healing.

RAFiott presents you with a vibrant T-shirt design that spins a tale of Malta's rich culture & identity. Within the context of the rainbow flag, orange represents healing. The queer community is no stranger to facing adversity, and to thrive, we must heal. Orange | ARC X RAFiott portrays the metaphorical journey of healing through the image of a “dgħajsa”, a vessel traditionally assigned to transporting passengers within the Grand Harbour. The ”dgħajsa” is depicted with a honey dipper oar, floating on a honeycomb, representing the medicinal qualities of Maltese honey.

Like Red | ARC X RAFiott, this design features "tberfil," a local form of pattern decoration that's sadly fading away. RAFiott’s work often tackles national identity issues and how they manifest in our surroundings. He urges viewers to savour the beauty of traditional artisanry and the community to encourage its development to preserve the craft.


Discover Ramon Azzopardi Fiott's art at

Orange | ARC X RAFiott

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