Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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London: Matthew Williamson lives for color and print. Building his name on dimensional patterns and party dresses, the British designer’s work is always reliably optimistic and built for girls who want to have fun. For Pre-Fall that enthusiastic attitude translated into skinny fit satin trousers in wild swirls and wallpaper prints, metallic dresses with tonal lace sleeves, chevron patchwork furs and wide leg silk jumpsuits. Williamson maintained a sophisticated mood throughout by sticking to a jewel tone palette; the rich teals, plums and emeralds well suited to origami fold skirts and sequin embroidery. Luxurious but freshly energetic, the designer’s latest was a spirited hit.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim / Lean / Oversized
Color: Chartreuse / Coco / Sapphire / Coral / Teal / Fawn / Mustard / Bronze / Emerald / Plum / Lemon
Key Items: Quilted parkas / Military coats / Sheer silk blouses / Skinny patterned trousers / Tulip skirts / Cropped satin jackets / Sweater coats / Beaded party dresses
Materials: Fur / Satin / Cashmere knits / Silk / Lace / Jersey knits
Print + Pattern: Abstract swirls / Florals / Wallpaper prints / Animal prints / Geometrics / Tile prints / Patchwork
Details + Trim: Appliqué / Epaulettes / Embroidery / Sequins / Beading / Origami folds / Cutouts / Ruffles
Accessories + Footwear: Platform pumps / Patterned clutches / Leather envelope clutches / Studded suede belts / Fur tails / Rhinestone bib necklaces / Ankle boots / Fur scarves / Jeweled bangles
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