Lines We Love: Toni Maticevski

Structural wonders, liberally artistic but feminine and beautiful, too. Aussie designer Toni Matičevski knows precision and craft, as his 15-year-old, lusted-after label can attest. Matičevski studied fashion design at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and found his fashion feet, winning a placement with Donna Karan in New York. After that, he impressed the sartorial gods in Paris, working for Cerruti for two seasons. In 1998, he returned home to Melbourne, and the year after, his eponymous label was born.
A master of technique, Matičevski‘s early collections explored cut and silhouette, in particular the manipulation of drapery. From there, he found other signature touches, from beautiful textiles to unique surface decorations. Think raw-edged silk straps and elaborate gowns, the kind of garments that reflect modern, confident, elegant women of today.
In 2002, his works earned him the New Designer Award at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, and a few months later, he showcased his collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Sydney. His work was met with such success, he carried on showing there until 2006, when he was invited to present his Collections in New York. Come 2010, he was a New York fashion maven and ready to move back to his hometown to focus on private clients.
But it’s not just unique womenswear Matičevski excels in. He knows art in a bigger way than you might think. Matičevski has created costumes for prestigious ballet institutions such as Phillip Adams Ballet Lab and contributed to dance campaigns. His pieces have been purchased by various museums, too, including the Fashion Institute of Design in Los Angeles.
With a recently added men’s line, replete with the elegance found in his womenswear, Matičevski has the world at his feet, and we’re sure, plenty of tricks up his perfectly draped jacket.
Pre-order these stunning pieces from Toni Maticevski’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection now!
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About the Author

Sarah is a Freelance Journalist and is based in London. She has worked for Cosmopolitan UK magazine, The Times Magazine, Glamour, Fabulous and Cosmopolitan.co.uk, among others. She also blogs on the Huffington Post and has an interiors website (www.homelyhub.com).