When Nadia met Maticevski
NADIA COPPOLINO, driving force behind fashion blog Chronicles of Nadia, has us all hot and bloggered each week with a style that redefines sleek and stylish. Wearing everything from super-structured pieces to punchy prints, Nadia’s loyalty to clean, eye-catching lines is what makes her outfits so enticing. Chances are (if you’re fashion savvy in social media) you’ve seen her photos floating around, but what you may not know about this softly spoken glamour girl is that whilst her blog is new on the fashion scene, Nadia has worked in the fashion industry in brand, advertising and marketing for a number of years, enabling her to provide much inspiration to her very engaged followers
So when we decided to collaborate for the recent Myer Spring/Summer 14 launch in Sydney, my instant thought was to put a style out there that hadn’t been seen before, challenging both of us to step outside the square – fortunately for me, Nadia was completely on board. So where does one go when one wishes to make a statement for all the right reasons?…
I looked no further than designer Toni Maticevski. Since the launch of his label in 1999, Toni Maticevski’s drive and vision has seen the talented designer gracefully continue to achieve and evolve the Maticevski brand, which in reward has earned him the role as one of the most successful and talented designers to rein from Australia. As Toni grew as a designer and respected creative figure within the world of Fashion and Art, so did the Maticevski brand. Debuting his first collection show to a standing ovation at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney in 2002, Maticevski has gone on to present his collections in Paris, London and New York Fashion Weeks. The last 13 years has seen Toni the Creator and Director of MATICEVSKI Pty. Ltd., which houses and successfully operates three collections: Maticevski Ready-To-Wear, Maticevski Collection and Maticevski Bridal.
The Maticevski 2014 Resort collection took my breath away during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week earlier this year. So for Nadia and I to be able to work with these pieces of art, was genuinely a privilege. A decidedly elegant collection with a sporty finish, the collection features soft rounded hemlines that are anchored with crinoline to add volume to the abstract rounded circle shapes. That the final look was monochrome, was an added bonus. Most of you know I can’t get enough of the trend at the moment.
Feature image & Myer Runway courtesy of Lucas Dawson.