TORONTO - Lucian Matis showcased two sides of the style coin in his MATIS line at World MasterCard Fashion Week, contrasting vibrant hues with an expansive range of gunmetal greys.
The Toronto-based designer pulled double duty presenting his signature line, Lucian Matis, which followed a similar trajectory to his ready-to-wear collection with its infusion of boldly graphic prints.
Lush, colourful patterns ranging from bird-and-floral designs to kaleidoscopic and abstract prints adorned the feminine creations in the MATIS line, including fluttering, long-sleeved dresses, sheaths and draped-backed tops.
Tailored two-button blazers were featured in rich shades like coral and mustard, and Matis put his unique spin on the ever-popular peplum by creating sexy peek-a-boo effects with lace details along sleeves and top fronts.
Amid the sea of colour was a rich range of greys, from a snakeskin-printed wrap dress to a succession of separates, including short-sleeved tops, blazers, shorts and pants shimmering in sequins.
Within hours, Matis returned to the runway, opening the presentation of his signature collection with richly coloured, intricate Moroccan-tile mosaic prints and kaleidoscopic patterns adorning sleek blazers, slender pencil skirts and fanciful dresses.
The standout in the signature line was the range of slick, embossed prints. The textured pattern was showcased on everything from sexy cropped black bustiers and a vibrant mustard-hued jacket paired with a flirty pleated skirt, to the show-stopping final number: a full-length peplum dress boasting a plunging neckline.