I am devasted I can’t get to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this week. I just don’t feel comfortable leaving Aston, and it wasn’t worth it only going for a day. I am also busy with The Connection (as we are re-launching, woo hoo, but more on this soon) so the timing wasn’t right. I was really looking forward to seeing one of my favourite designers, Toni Matcievski. The man can do no wrong and continually leads the way with his unique silhouettes, layered textures, moulded fabrics and monochromatic details. Last year his show took my breath away and even though I wasn’t in the room this year the photos tell the same story.
The show featured 42 insane looks. With every look a true reflection of Toni’s style over the last 20 years. The looks were sporty and robotic, but also super elegant.
Silhouette: Notes of 80’s power look – 50’s mid-century silhouettes were mashed up and layered meant they were not overly referenced. A strong note of tailoring of masculine touches against ladylike silhouettes could be seen throughout the collection.
Jewellery: Ryan Storer created a specialty range of hard metal structures and encrusted with tinted stones forming ear pieces, necklaces, long line braces, handcuffs and mouth adornments.
Accessories: Tough custom made gold and silver toggles neckpieces created by Maticevski spidered the necklines of a select group of looks.
Shoes: Mixing the elements and un-expected textures. Sky high platforms by Casadei, started a new conversation to the silhouette, taking the look to a 40’s inspired direction.