Melbourne-based fashion designer Toni Matičevski, has achieved recognition and success on a global scale since the very early days post-graduation of RMIT university. After a stint overseas, Matičevski returned to Australia in 1998 to launch his own brand ‘Matičevski’ in 1999, and what has followed has been award-winning fashion and the establishment of a strong identity of the Matičevski brand, further illustrated by the launch of his Spring/Summer RTW 14 collection.
Matičevski’s style aesthetic is a strong and sensual combination of glamour and structure, developing looks driven by execution and complex tailoring, while utilising a variety of soft colours, textures and fabrics such as chiffons, silks and satin. This pairing creates balanced juxtaposition and style that explores couture and silhouette, and dramatises classical pieces into modern statements.
Matičevski describes his designs as “Haunting. Beautiful. Ghostly. Timeless. Fragile. …Clothes born of emotion for an emotional response, taking the cold warm and the lost beautiful” and his latest SS RTW 14 collection certainly evokes these feelings and interpretation. A couple immediate favourites include the gorgeously indulgent Monaco Gown, the structured and chic Status Zip Dress, and the alluring Society Strapless Dress.
Image Source: Toni Matičevski