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Toni Maticevski
, 2009 (printed 2010)

by Dave Tacon

type C photograph (sheet: 40.5 cm x 30.4 cm, image: 39.4 cm x 26.1 cm)

Toni Maticevski (b. 1977), fashion designer, grew up amongst the Macedonian community in Seddon, Melbourne and studied design at RMIT. Graduating with first class honours, he gained an internship with Donna Karan in New York. Having refused an offer of continuing employment with the prestigious house, he worked for two seasons at Cerruti in Paris before returning to Australia in 1998 to launch his own label. Mati?evski's own statement of his design philosophy is evocative: 'Maticevski. Haunting. Beautiful. Ghostly. Timeless. Fragile. Clothes born of emotion for an emotional response . . . making the cold warm. And the lost beautiful. Established 1999. Launching exploration of couture and silhouette, technique, refreshing classical modes into modern statements.' Mati?evski has shown at Paris Fashion Week since 2007. In Australia his ready-to-wear label is stocked by Myer stores, and he also offers a made-to-measure service.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2010
Accession number: 2010.3