Summary: The Aussie designer showed an impressive collection of 39 looks that were both modern and nostalgic. It opened with a masculine black pantsuit that flowed around the legs, and closed with a cream tulle evening dress with striking ribbon detail. Between were standout looks like a Klimt blue acetate mini dress with gold accents and a white silk evening skirt detailed with ribbon work and raw tulle.
Color Palette: Dabbing from a mostly muted palette, Maticevski presented manly suits in black and white, accented with gold mesh belts and ornamentation. Delicate dresses in blue gold, dusty green and apricot followed, and then gave way to a parade of soft-hued evening gowns. A lone floral print specked the runway in the form of a black silk evening dress with bias triangles and a silk tulle underskirt.
Textures & Details: Maticevski’s silk was tissue thin and shear, and came in the form of chiffon pants, pleated boleros, and drape dresses and tops. He expertly styled the lightweight pieces with more substantial complements, such as wool pleat jackets, sharkskin pants and linen jackets.
Key Looks: Each outfit seemed to carry its own story, some bright and happy (white silk flared pants paired with white cotton silk shirts) and others, sad and almost funereal, like black silk gowns with black ribbon sprays.
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