Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Matthew Williamson

One of Britain's top designers' Matthew has reached a peak in his career but nothing is stoping the gazing-looking designer any time soon. His 15th anniversary looked back at some of his amazing designs on the catwalk. Hats-off to a TRUE LIVING LEGEND.

Here are some of Matthew incredible designs;

This outfit was part of his first ever show in 1997

 SPRING/SUMMER 2010 - "This dress was made in acid-yellow silk chiffon, cut onto a bodice and gathered into tiny pleats. I love the combination of draping quite a sharp shape with a very feminine, fluid fabric."

SPRING/SUMMER 2009 - "This suit was made in silk satin. I wanted to make a sharp suit which would stand out from the crowd. We certainly did that in fuchsia pink, a colour which has often been associated with my label. As the label has developed over the years, more and more structure and tailored pieces have been added and so - whilst the core values of the brand have remained - I feel it’s important to try new things and add more layers and dimensions to a collection every season."

SPRING/SUMMER 2008 - "I guess I will always be known as a designer who references Ibiza, even though I’ve only been to the island a couple of times in my early Twenties. I like to think looks like this have a broader appeal. Suggestive of luxury, jet set and global travel, these kinds of looks are now covered in my separate line Escape. This show holds fond memories for me as it marked our 10-year anniversary, where Prince did an amazing performance at the show much to everyone’s amazement, including mine!"

AUTUMN/WINTER 2011-12 - "This outfit for me sums up the brand today. I love the strength of colour combined with the more muted, metallic tones and also the sharpness of the jacket teamed with the delicate, femininity of the skirt. As we move forward, our beading techniques have become more and more refined. The skirt is made up of thousands of shard-like, metallic sequins which fall into a hem covered in hand-dyed, hand-sewn, ostrich feathers."

Photo credit: Vogue