Thursday, 22 March 2012

Toni Maticevski, the quiet achiever

Toni Maticevski ended last week's L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival with a solo show dedicated to his one-off couture collection.

Tailored, sensual, refined, fragile and extravagant pieces floated down the runway in this one of only 2 red carpet runway shows for the whole week (the other being Alex Perry).  Some more photos of the beautiful gowns can be found on the LMFF website.

Quite a few of you have mentioned that he was your favourite of all the photos I included in the previous posts here and here - so consider this just the cherry on top.

Working from a nondescript building in a less than glamourous area of Melbourne (picture industrial factories and semi-trailers rolling past on the street), upon entry to the premises you are transported to a buzzing creative studio.   Here is a great interview with Toni which was posted on Melbourne's  Broadsheet site here.

I must say also, he's just as refined in person as his beautiful garments - as we were seated opposite him at one of the shows last week and I consider him a quiet achiever, not unlike Tom Ford where Tom discusses his method  ' it first, then talk about it...' in this film recently featured over at LatteLisa.  Oh and funnily enough, about 5 years ago, I was designing some bridesmaids dresses for a client that actually had her wedding gown designed by Toni Maticevski and I remember the photos she sent me afterwards were stunning.  (Of course the bridesmaids were just as gorgeous if I do say so!)


Audrey said...

Beautiful Helen, so elegant!, love image 3.


C said...

Sooo beautiful, I love the pic from the sewing and the model! so cute!
Good morning there!!!!!!!

Thea vintage said...

Lovely! Love the details on that dress !

Neda said...

Wow, such a stunning collection. I love it when a designer makes such beautiful black dresses because, at least for me, those are the ones I can actually invest in and wear year after year.

classiq said...

I would love to see the 4th dress from the left on in the last image up-close. And the aqua toned ones too. xo

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