Occasionally a designer will emerge with gladiatorial strength and will exceed even the wildest of expectation; abundantly imaginative with unparalleled creative leadership. The time is now and the designer is Toni Maticevski. ‘Orchid Metamorphosis’ is the name of his latest and much anticipated offering and as the name suggests, a change in form has taken place to give new life.
A suspenseful soundtrack of atmospheric notes floated with angelic resonance as models wrapped in soft layers walked along a transparent catwalk with a floral underlay. Maticevski’s masterful control of volume was again displayed by his unique ability to drape supple fabrics into sculptural shapes and silhouettes that flatter each curve of the female form. A mid-calf strapless dress with an A-line skirt consisting of flowing folds of the finest silk jacquard was cleverly combined with a sporty mesh to produce an ethereal look of depth and complexity.
Fabric selection produced a beautiful interplay of delicate textures and luxurious finishes to include geometric prints, sparkling Lurex mesh and a neoprene-esque base cloth that was used across the range. These were coloured up in the ultra-romantic hues of white, pale pink and soft grey with pops of bright orange. Black was used as a sophisticated contrast like the artists finishing brush stroke on the canvas of a great master.