Toni Matecevski

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  1. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    Coming out from down under
    Sydney, New York

    In Australia, where there tends to be a set dictum for design, the three-year-old womenswear label Toni Maticevski is subverting the standard. Eschewing the image of scantily clad pre-pubescent girls in sun and surf wear, Maticevski instead dresses grown-up ladies with a little vamp to them.

    Like a scene out of one of Weegee's photograph, his most recent collection takes a trip back in time to the culture clash of '30s New York, where the upper class in their evening glad rags mixed with the streetwalkers, prostitutes, and homeless. Looks include delicate washed-out organza dresses with exposed seams set amongst bias cut floor length evening gowns, embroidered silk blouses, A-line cashmere coats, and worsted wool suits--in a palette of faded neutrals, black, and silver--the effect is emotional, winsome, and utterly feminine.

    Utilizing the skills he developed while working for Donna Karan in New York and Cerruti in Paris, Maticevski has determinedly fostered an international sensibility in his work, a decision which included turning down the opportunity to participate in the marketing campaign of David Jones, Australia's most reputable department store. Selling at Neiman Marcus and Elizabeth Charles in New York, Maticevski comments, "I design, that's it ... I don't mean to be pigeonholed as an Australian designer."
     
  2. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    i think he's quite good... :o :woot:

    btw---i think he took all the pictures himself... :flower:
     
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    daisyduke New Member

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    love the clothes posted
     
  5. utopia

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    very promising. the first dress is breathtaking. thanks softgey. :flower:
     
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    Seeing as so many Australian designers continue to produce blatant rip-offs from their international counterparts, it's refreshing to see some fresh, raw, individual talent.

    It's a shame then, to be recognised, they go to New York or Paris. :(
     
  7. Spacemiu

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    It's alright, i'm not very impressed
     
  8. Salvatore

    Salvatore Wanderlust

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    I love it. I love the skirt in the second picture. Very beautiful :heart:
     
  9. nycgirl84

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    Great stuff, esp. the first dress.
     
  10. Mr-Dale

    Mr-Dale Unveil Yourself....

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    I love the soft and light fabrics used here, plus the soft colours as well. I think it's very good :flower:
     
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    Love them. They have a sort of Alexander mcQueen-meets-Balenciaga-feel to them.
     
  12. clay

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    Hey this stuff looks great! It has its own identity. Thanks SG!
     
  13. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    you're welcome clay...

    i think it's really very good myself...i wish i had more info...i'd like to see more... :flower:
     
  14. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    i found this...

    http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/2004/05...3635122101.html

    ps-OT-it's amazing how much the right girls can do for the clothes...can you imagine these on some of the bigger girls-daria, karolina,natalia, karen elson...what a difference it would make...


    i like this look very much...
     
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    Thanks Runner! Obviously knows how to drape very well, which is harder than most think.
     
  17. Salvatore

    Salvatore Wanderlust

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    Very very nice! Thanks for the links! :heart:
     
  18. MulletProof

    MulletProof Well-Known Member

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    I'm loving the clothes
     
  19. Urban Stylin

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    wow quite impressive also love the presentation very minimal yet very interesting reminds me of Bruce Webber's photography
     
  20. tiffany

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    :woot: thankyou so much for posting the links - the way his clothes flow is amazing
     

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