Toni Maticevski has opened MBFW by showcasing his resort collection at Barangaroo on Sunday May 15th. Notable guests included Bridget Malcolm, Dan Single and Bambi, Delta Goodrem, and Nikki Phillips.
Sydney Fashion Photographer, Cesar Ocampo will be bringing you a daily update straight from the Runways this week and we are pleased to share Toni Mateveski’s Resort collection to kick off this exciting fashion week. The garments consisted of black, white, pale grey, soft baby blue and yellow. Ryan Stoner supplied the jewellery with some models wearing handcuffs and mouth pieces.
Jolyon Mason created 42 show looks evoking Toni's archive and messages from the last 20 years, the styling became a conversation as to Matcievski's current state of mind. She was sporty and robotic, with a sinister elegance. Some parts dark and some romantic but always Matter of Fact.
Silhouette: Notes of 80's power look – 50's mid century silhouettes were mashed up and layered meant they were not overly referenced. A strong note of tailoring of masculine touches against ladylike silhouettes could be seen throughout the collection.
Jewellery: Ryan Storer created a specialty range of hard metal structures and encrusted with tinted stones forming ear pieces, necklaces, long line braces, handcuffs and mouth adornments.
Accessories: Tough custom made gold and silver toggles neckpieces created by Maticevski spidered the necklines of a select group of looks.
Shoes: Mixing the elements and un-expected textures. Sky high platforms by Casadei, started a new conversation to the silhouette, taking the look to a 40's inspired direction.
Sunglasses: 10 metal frames by BLYSZAK added a refined sports aesthetic
As models arrived backstage the experience of the overall beauty look for the Maticevski collection started with a face cleanse by Clarisonic. Models were then ushered to the professional Hair and Make up Teams of both Wella and Maybelline as they had their nails manicured and painted by Kester Black.
Make Up: Maybelline's Make Director Nigel Stanislaus directed his team of artists to complete the look of luminous skin with and working with the Falsies Push up Drama Mascara to masterly create contrasted lash both spidery and broken taking the lash to unexpected directions.
Hair: Renya Xydis and her team at Wella, created 3 prominent hair looks.. The mix of textures and lines were the focal point for the overall hair working with Wella's new Eimi Styling range, the first look was a french roll which showed paths of the hair moving in two defining directions. Twisted and knotted at the top was the second style chosen. Both looks saw the hair moving into a textured gritty style fringe. The third and final look worn down into a sleek profile featured a gradient of wet texture combed through the front with a dry ombre like finish.
In a world blurred by virtual realities, Resort 17 presents a woman unafraid of peeling back the facades around her to reveal unlimited dimensions of truth. Drifting through the distortion that lies like a veil around her, she is pulled to the edge of what is real and what is not. Gently floating towards the juncture where darkness meets light, she finds a welcome illumination of her own inner darkness – the kind of self-knowledge that can only be brought on by an unshakeable and resolute sense of self.Her clarity is expressed through airy volume that suspends dream-like gowns and skirts, defying the pull of gravity.
Maticevski was established in 1999 and the ready-to-wear collection offers stunning designs in beautiful feminine shapes. Toni Maticevski appears to be obsessed with highlighting the female form’s femininity, and personally I love that. Maticevski is a combination of sensuality, femininity and mystery.
Toni Meticevski has worked with Donna Karan in New York, Cerruiti Womenswear in Paris for two seasons and now lives in Melbourne where he continues to develop his brand.