But while the fashion may be bold, Matičevski believes understated accessories will reign supreme this season. "I think we'll be seeing a mix of really understated, pretty details like netting or hair combs," he says.
Of course, it wouldn't be a 2020 event without the year's standout fashion accessory making its mark—the face mask. "I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone creates a complimentary face mask," Matičevski says. "I’m imagining a lot of colours and potential bling going on. Seeing as it's spring, maybe flowers of all sorts."
Matičevski's Pre-Fall collection speaks to this notion of exciting and over-the-top creations, something his eponymous label has become famous for.
"It was all about fun and prettiness with a sinister edge," the designer says of the collection. "Sharp tailoring and colours that have a freshness and lightness. Almost like they have a sorbet frosting to them mixed with petrol vibes."
Mixed in are incredible bursts of colour, including pieces that reflect and flash in the light. "The fabric I used this season has a dynamic effect when its hit with UV light and or flash and creates an almost electric feeling. I think it’s exciting to see women having fun with this and playing on that electric vibe."
This plays into the designer's content creation for Lexus' new Lifestyle Hub, bringing new excitement and fun into fashion in a year characterised by time at home.
"We’ve worked on how these fabrications create excitement and fun, looking at the elements in the collections that have a tactile quality and bringing that sensory feel to life. It's been fun working with Lexus to bring the birdcage experience to all Australians celebrating at home."
As for why Matičevski believes it's important for us to continue to celebrate, he says it comes down to supporting local businesses.
"I think it’s always been a place for the expression of personal style and a place when we have all had that moment of absolute fun. Being restricted as we have been it’s really encouraging that we still get to participate—even from home—and get dressed up and support our local businesses and brands."
Explore the Lexus Lifestyle Hub here.