As Toni Maticevski’s sleek models entered the Carriageworks runway to Beyonce’s Drunk In Love, the room full of A-listers were glued to the front of their seats, hesitant on what to expect from the genius.
Known for his elaborate gowns and evening-wear, Toni Maticevski’s line had an overall haute street wear feel to it. Titled and motivated by the ‘orchid metamorphosis’, the line intertwined elegance and punk to create something that could be described as Australia’s own mix of Christian Dior and Alexander McQueen.
Featuring full skirts, ruffles, geometric textural prints and signature pops of bright orange, the most anticipated show of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia did not disappoint. As models walked out for the finale, orchids clenched between their teeth, the audience exploded into applause.
Images by: Lucas Dawson Photography.
This article was originally published in The Australia Times Fashion Magazine.