New York Fashion Week Spring ’10. Toni Maticevski Experiments With Light & Dark.

September 13, 2009 • New York Fashion Week Spring '10

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Summary: Toni Maticevski was inspired by "a dark and beautiful place
where things die and are born again". He accomplished this light/dark
dynamic through the use of burnt tulle flowers, paint splash prints,
curling vine details and sparkling crystal hairpins, along with a
somber palette of mostly black, white and gray. The silhouette was
layered: stretch tube skirts and body-tight tees covered by chiffon
overlays or satin bustiers, often decorated with exploding tulle
flowers as a bustle, on the shoulder or at the waist. The effect was
somewhat haunted: dressed-up painted dolls unraveling in the breeze.

Color Palette: Gray, cream, black, ombre white, washed yellow, metallic.

Fabrics & Textures: Silk modal, cotton, silk, viscose, linen, rayon
crepe, triacetate satin, tulle, jersey, tulle, chiffon, cotton waffle,
wool, leather, organza, taffeta.

Key Looks: Satin and silk tulle dress with diamante border; ombre
chiffon petal top, linen and metallic thread sculpt pencil skirt; drape
jersey evening dress with vine shoulder detail.

–Andra Naylor

Photos: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

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