Matchi Motchi at NZFW 2010 - Review
Matchi Motchi employed their signature unique design techniques and fabric engineering to produce an Autumn Winter 2011 collection that was visibly extravagant. Certainly aimed at the more shrewd fashion consumer, It’s not for the faint hearted and those wishing to blend in to the crowd.
Exceptional tailoring was the prime focus of the Collection, allowing huge architectural volume and sharp structured pieces.
The show opened with more wearable looks, a huge cable knit sleeveless grey marl sweater, a black and gold long sleeved transparent knit tunic, skinny pants and boldly shouldered jackets. This wearable part of the show then gave way to artistic construction; A grey flecked woollen suit with antenna like structures sprouting from the pockets, a yellow, green and black tulle ‘loofah like’ dress with matching headpiece, silver suiting with exceptional tailoring and zip detail.
Out of this world engineering produced pieces that resembled high fashion protective padded body armour. Highly structured leather dresses and vests with textured hoods (think Avatar meets the Matrix) were complimented perfectly by teased, crimped hair pulled into voluminous silver swept French rolls.
The show was hugely entertaining, thoroughly enjoyable and as I surveyed the audience’s response, most were completely fixated and had huge smiles. I on the other hand was trying to find words to articulate this out of this world, wholly impressive show.
Article by Janelle Rennie
Photography by Micheal Ng for New Zealand Fashion Week