May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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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
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