Matthew Williamson

London: Matthew Williamson’s bright and bombastic style took a trip to India for S/S 13, a common destination this season but one well-suited to the designer’s colorful aesthetic. Heavily worked mirrored embroidery and beading added dimension to halter mini-dresses embellished with chiffon tails, while sheer lace sleeves lightened boxy woven jackets. Illustrated prints depicting the mountains of Kerala and Tibet were a surprisingly artistic touch for Williamson and gave distinction to flowing wide-leg trousers as well as cropped caftan dresses. Between the ethnic patchwork, landscapes and ombré, the collection became a bit schizophrenic, but somehow Spring’s enthusiastic amalgamation worked.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Slim & fluid / Fit & flare / Cropped / Body conscious

Color: Fuchsia / Navy / Caramel / Midnight blue / Dove grey / Plum / Pumice / Cobalt / White / Aqua / Emerald / Tangerine / Flame red / Mint

Key Items: Embellished micro-miniskirts / Biker jackets / One-shouldered gowns / Fluid walking shorts / Cropped slim trousers / Printed silk blouses / Embroidered shift dresses / Sharp blazers

Materials: Summer wool / Leather / Overdyed silk chiffon / Sateen / Intarsia knits / Sheer lace

Print + Pattern: Ombré / Streaky lines / Landscape photo prints / Ethnic repeat patchwork

Details + Trim: Beading / Asymmetry / Mirrored embroidery / Chiffon tails / Lace sleeves / Jeweled straps

Accessories + Footwear: Embellished platform sandals / Fringed necklaces / Patchworked tote bags



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>