MBFWA: Maticevski Spring/Summer 13-14

Fall in love over and over again with Maticevski's stunning 1950's inspired SS13-14 collection. Showcased on Tuesday 9th April at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, the elegant array of garments feature beading, quality fabrics and old-whirl glamour mixed with a clever modern touch that brings it all together beautifully for the new-age woman. Intricate crocodile textures shimmer against pale snake and pearlised silk blends. Bonded jerseys and subtle embellished motifs of regal times debut a refreshing take on a classic. The look: new-age and sporty.

Toni Maticevski described the look by saying, “The SS13/14 collection is a refreshed view of a 1950’s Grace Kelly as seen through the eyes of an  Aristocratic European Geisha from the 1970’s. In the end it’s about beautiful flattering shapes and desirable clothes for women to adore and be adored”.

Hair: directed by Jayne Wilde for ghd, she described the idea behind the look saying "Toni loves clean, sleek hair so the top and sides of the hair has been pulled back tightly but still with a little bit of softness and texture - typical Grace Kelly. The rest of the hair has been pulled back into a square-shaped chignon at the back of the head which was inspired by the obi belt fold of a Japanese kimono and really reflects the Geisha essence of the collection."

Makeup: was directed by Napoleon Perdis. The inspiration behind the look was tomboy heiress. Quintessential elegance contrasts with a modern, sporty accessibility. Napoleon said of the look, "This ticks all the beauty boxes for me! Gorgeously dewy skin, a subtle faux lash, a bit of colour on the lip and cheek and a strong brow. I’ve made the texture of the lip modern by using a soft Lilac eye shadow that I patted gently over the top of a mauve lip gloss. To keep the overall look from being too pretty, I added a beauty mark in the shape of a heart/star to some of the girls’ temples."

Nails: Maticevski collaborated with Sally Hansen for the first time to create pretty nails to compliment his ready to wear collection. On the runway, Maticevski used shades from the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Collection including Shell We Dance, Pink at Him, I Pink I Can, Purple Heart, Frutti Petutie and Kook-a-Mango.

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