September 07, 2006
Aussie Toni Maticevski arrived at the UPS Hub without a great deal of fanfare, but left with lots of new friends. He showed an appealing, delicate collection featuring trapeze shapes and diaphanous fabrics. "I wanted to explore textures and techniques, and dimensionality rather than make flat clothes," he said backstage. Organza and voile were some of the fabrics Maticevski used to give volume to sixties A-line shapes. In contrast, silk satin was draped and knotted to liquid effect.
The show was unevena blouse with Capulet sleeves seemed incongruous, as did a lone menswear look, paraded barefoot no lessbut there was promise here. The eveningwear in particular was winning, especially a silk and tulle gown that looked as light as a cloud.