Matthew Williamson adds some sparkle to London Fashion Week AW 2012
Matthew Williamson recently told Vogue that he'd been looking back at his archive whilst celebrating 15 years in fashion. So it's no surprise that his show today, in the beautiful surroundings of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, was something of a 'best of' mash-up.
Though the bohemian prints of the mid-2000s were in surprisingly short supply (not a feather or butterfly in sight) other trademark Williamson elements were not. Coloured trouser-suits, floaty dresses, jewel colours, rich shimmering brocades, embellished details and elegantly loud prints were all represented in a collection that artfully combined colours in sophisticated ways.
Shining pencil skirts that hit the knee looked great with buttoned-up shirts, while a floor length dress in a surprisingly stuff fabric with elbow-length sleeves and a shattered print mixed burgungy, orange and mint sounds ugly, but worked! Short dresses got pixel-esque jewels and fur trims, or cut-out shoulders and waists for added detail.
The floaty finale dresses in greige and red and a cutesy red fluffy trimmed lace mini are the pieces that celebs will no doubt gravitate towards - look out for these at afterparties and film festivals in the next few months!