Anyone lucky enough to attend Toni Maticevskiâ€™s ready to wear spring/summer 2014/15 presentation Orchid Metamorhisisâ€™ at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia this afternoon would agree it was Maticevskiâ€™s moment.
The collections shown on the catwalk this week have been consistently excellent but today Maticevski raised that bar even higher with his walking Orchid Metamorhisisâ€™ â€“ models sheathed in fabric sculpted and draped like exotic flowers, or 1950s Dior-style silhouettes â€“ the skirts scattered with printed blooms or exquisite white and pale pink beading, artfully fusing futurism and classicism.
The collection was as luxurious as well as linear. Strong as well as utterly romantic, and the stuff of couture dreams which is what aspirational fashion ought to be.
Keeping to the theme, models carried flowers in their mouths for the finale to electrifying applause.
Take a bow Toni Maticevski and thank you for sharing.