Toni Maticevski started off Fashion Week Australia on Sunday, with the fresh and new resort wear, with a large scale show sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. The Melbourne-born designer used songs by Justin Bieber and Zayn Malik in the show.
The Australian designer has evolved from being a WAG dresser to become our own version of Alexander McQueen.
While there was a dark undertone to McQueen’s works, Toni’s creations had the emotion evoking quotient. His fashion this time, described aspects of pain, sensuality and edginess.
There was a certain coincident in the show’s soundtrack. It included music by two of today’s “most tormented male stars” – Bieber and former One Direction black sheep Zayn, says The Sydney Morning Herald.
Fashion Week Australia’s front row wasn’t full of stars. It had Lindy Klim, the former wife of Olympic swimming champion Michael, with a new partner.
Even the “deep pockets” of the German automotive dealer could not block the fresh talent of the Macedonian-Australian designer.
Toni is exceptionally renowned, globally, for avoiding commercial trends. He is someone, who never channeled his creativity into humongous outfits that retail for thousands of dollars.
While Toni’s resort 2017 collection was an absolute route changer, the whole creation was a departure from last season’s romantic and thriving frocks.
The present act is of a darker mood. The range of flowing dresses are still present but their shades have shifted to “three-day old cream, onyx and the blue of cartoon tears,” says The Age.
The models walked unstably in sky-high, pencil-thin heels on a polished marble runway.
Their looks were literally restrained with their hands chained behind their back by Ryan Storer’s crystal handcuffs. They were also gagged by balls that looked like smaller versions of the ones seen on Adelaide’s Rundle Street Mall.
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Fashion Week Australia will continue on Monday at Carriageworks. The show will have 69 designers as they will stage 44 showcases over the period of next five days.