Fresh from starring in Laduree’s debut designer collaboration, Matthew Williamson continued to impress us with his Spring Summer 2012 collection that graced the halls of the Tate Modern this past Sunday during London Fashion Week.
This collection stayed faithful to the point of view that we all know and love Williamson for, with strong accents of the luxe boho girl coming through via feather trimmings and Eastern-inspired fabrics. The usually carefree Williamson girl, however, has this year added a business trip to her itinerary. Her usual flowy silhouette was this time presented as sexy sheer chiffon blouses paired with tailored trousers and shorts. As for those cool spring evenings, the collection has generously provided an assortment of softly tailored blazers and jackets. Not to forget the party girl we all wanted to be in Spring/Summer 2011, Williamson did not fail in his offering of cocktail dresses this season for those evening business dinners. Dresses sent down the runway ranged from chic minis to stunning floor-length gowns embellished to the heavens.
All outfits were never short of detail, where we saw a simple (yet effective) tassle-rope belt, tied into a bow; beautiful sequin and beading details; and the masterpiece Asia-esque fabric patterns, which fronted the bright, bright, bright cocktail dresses. We dare say that the prominence of these intricate mirror-image patterns, also featured in Prabal Gurung’s collection this recent NYFW, is a Spring/Summer trend we will see again. Make-up and hair was kept muted and simple to counteract the bright hues (from the still on-trend mustard, burnt oranges and royal blues), while less saturated versions were used where a pattern dominated the piece.
What do you think of this grown up Matthew Williamson collection?
By Heidy Suwidji – a financial accounting analyst and all-round fashionholic, you can catch her keeping one keen eye on the latest fashionably corporate news, and the other on her favourite online shopping sites. Follow her on Twitter at @lolaswij.