Matthew Williamson to design for Bulgari; Aquascutum designers snapped up by Bally
British designers seem to be having a real moment right now on the international scene. CQ favourite Matthew Williamson has been recruited by Bulgari not to design jewellery but a new range of handbags.
The luxury jeweller has enlisted Matthew Williamson to create a capsule collection for spring/summer 2011, which will then be unveiled at Milan Fashion Week in September.
"[We chose Williamson] for the great sense of color and design he brings to his work," said the label's CEO, Francesco Trapani.
Meanwhile, it didn't take long for the Aquascutum boys (pictured) to find a new job. According to Vogue, they have been snapped by Swiss label Bally. Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler look set to replace Brian Atwood, who stepped down as creative director last week. Word is, Bally is looking to expand from accessories into ready-to-wear.