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2010/22/1 Evening dress, womens, silk / nylon, designed by Toni Maticevski, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2004, made 2010. Click to enlarge.

Evening dress by Toni Maticevski

Designed
This stunning dress is a visually sumptuous example of the work of a young Melbourne based fashion designer, Toni Maticevski. Part of Maticevski's Spring/Summer 2004/2005 collection this dress was shown during Paris Fashion Week in March 2004 and at Australian Fashion Week in May 2004. Maticevski's romantic aesthetic is realised here, in delicate silk organza and tulle creating a seemingly ethereal full skirted silhouette featuring his signature manipulation of fabric. This includes folding, twisting, draping and pleating which takes traditional styles and gives them a contemporary edge. Maticevski loves opposites in his designs, juxtaposing soft and hard, which is shown in this example through the use of light silk organza with distressed and frayed edges. Maticevski is a non-conformist designer who creates beautiful dresses reminiscent of the golden age of couture but with a distinct twenty-first century edge.

Toni Maticevski was born in Melbourne in 1977 and studied at RMIT University, graduating with first class honours in 1997. After graduation he won a Fashion Group International Award which enabled him to work with designer Donna Karen in New York and later worked for two seasons at Cerruti in Paris. Maticevski returned to Melbourne to launch his own label and in 2002 won best new Designer at the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. Also in 2002 he participated in Mercedes Australian Fashion Week. Maticevski has also showed at New York Fashion Week.

This dress is a significant example of one of Australia's new generation of young designers whose work is making an impact both locally and on overseas markets.

Assistant Curator, Rebecca Evans April 2010

Summary

Object No.

2010/22/1

Object Statement

Evening dress, womens, silk / nylon, designed by Toni Maticevski, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2004, made 2010

Physical Description

Evening dress, womens, silk / nylon, designed by Toni Maticevski, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2004, made 2010

Floor length strapless evening dress with horizontal bands of varying shades of ivory, beige and peach silk, silk organza and nylon tulle. Bodice is fitted, falling to a full ruffled skirt with train. Skirt has five tiers of ruffles from the hips to the hem with a pale purple velvet ribbon worn around waist. Dress is fully lined and fastens at centre back with concealed zipper.

Production

Notes

Designed by Toni Maticevski in 2004, made by Toni Maticevski in 2010.

History

Notes

Toni Maticevski was born in Melbourne in 1977 and studied at RMIT University, graduating with first class honours in 1997. After graduation he won a Fashion Group International Award which enabled him to work with designer Donna Karen in New York and later worked for two seasons at Cerruti in Paris. Maticevski returned to Melbourne to launch his own label and in 2002 won Best New Designer at the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. In 2002 he participated in Mercedes Australian Fashion Week. Maticevski has also showed at New York Fashion Week.

The dress was designed by Toni Maticevski and was shown at Paris Fashion Week in March 2004 and at Australian Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2004/2005 in May 2004. This garment was made in April 2010 for the Frock Stars: Inside Australian Fashion Week exhibition, shown at the Powerhouse Museum from 1st April - 30th August, 2010.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2010

Acquisition Date

14 April 2010

Cite this Object

Harvard

Evening dress by Toni Maticevski 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 September 2020, <https://ma.as/406380>

Wikipedia

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