How lovely it is to see a designer drape again. Ever since minimalism boomed in the early 2010s, most designers have opted for more tailoring nowadays. Fortunately, Toni Maticevski isn’t one of them. Although he also offers some tailoring from time to time, it’s usually his most fluidly draped numbers that attract the most attention. It’s no surprise, then, that the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Penélope Cruz, and Anne Hathaway have all been spotted wearing his designs. And come red carpet season, many of his pieces from his Pre-Fall 2019 Collection are sure to be worn by the same caliber of women. This season, his draping of fabric came a bit more structured than usual. His forms are definite and slightly rigid, which only solidifies that Maticevski truly understands his craft. Whether it’s the neckline, by the waist, or the hem, this Melbourne-based designer sure knows how to twist a woman’s fancy and construct an architectural piece that deserves praise. There was, however, less color with different shades of orange as the only non-neutral hues popping up. It’s safe to say that the floor-length sunburst orange halter gown, with its fit-to-flare silhouette, will probably end up on an A-lister pretty soon. And whatever event she’s attending, she’s bound to be one of the best-dressed that night.
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Photo: Courtesy of Toni Maticevski