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Friday, May 29, 2009

designer spotlight: matthew williamson

Meet Matthew Williamson, a creative designer that lives in Mayfair. Until very recently, he lent his style which is comprised of vibrant, fun colours and bold prints to Pucci, and he is now working with H&M. Matthew made his first move in global fashion in 2002, when he began showing in New York. Three years later, he was hired as creative director of Pucci.

Here are a few excerpts from an interview he had, featured in H&M Magazine Summer 2009 edition:

"It was so much fun doing menswear after ten years concentrating on womenswear, he says.
I thought, Brilliant, here's a chance to capture what I really love in my own wardrobe."

"While at college, I wanted to express a certain femininity and escapist quality in my work, he says. These values remain key to my work today."

"Color is essential to my design."

When famous actress, Keira Knightley, wore a purple Matthew Williamson dress to the London premiere of Pride and Prejudice, waiting lists started to grow all over town. Everybody wanted that purple dress!

Also, when famous actress, Sienna Miller, attended the Oscars dressed in a beautiful emerald green chiffon dress with antique golden beads by Matthew Williamson, the dress received a great deal of attention.

Taken from the same H&M Magazine issue, here is "typical Matthew Williamson":

Indian Influences
A trip to India while at Central St. Martins College of Art & Design was the first of many.

An explosion of color
He has yet to meet a color he doesn't like.

High-impact patterns
Like his predecessor, Emilio Pucci, he loves kaleidoscopic prints.

Imaginative floral and animal motifs are recurrent features of his collections.

Every collection takes the people who wear the clothes to exotic horizons and fantastic sunsets.

Voluminous shapes
Generous, billowing fabric is a classic feature of a Matthew Williamson dress.

Luxurious materials like silk and cashmere
He focuses on explosive materials - quality is a centrepiece of his design.

Now, innovative and mindblowing designer Matthew Williamson is known around the world, and is friends with many famous celebrities such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mischa Barton, Sienna Miller, Sophie Dahl, Brooke Shields, Diane Kruger, Kate Beckinsale and many more!

If you want more from this designer, his collection will be featured in the latest H&M line. Also, visit his website at Matthew Williamson

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