Maticevski Fashion Show
135 West 18th Street
February 16, 2010
Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Mary Blanco
Toni Maticevski is known for pretty feminine designs,
but lately the designs have taken on a harder "look
at me" edge. For Fall of 2010, Maticevski's
designs seem inspired by both a Middle Eastern harem
and the flappers of the Roaring Twenties. Maticevski
sent a number of black dresses down the runway that
featured see-through bras and drunken lace. All
the garments were constructed in luxurious fabrics
and accented with glitzy embellishments. Of particular
note was the dress with both should straps strung
on the left shoulder.
There were also what
might be described as classic white evening dresses.
But with the exception of one strapless number,
they were all deconstructed and reinterpreted in
the spirit of slouchy chic. Think Zelda Fitzgerald
in her New York Years.