For those of us who have grown up with Matthew Williamson, the boho party-dress provider of London’s fashionable jetset, it’s clear that he has, well, grown up. As patrons of his label mature and a younger crowd springs up in their wake, Williamson has learned to evolve not only his silhouette, but his tailoring methods as well.
Spring/Summer 2015 is fresh, sophisticated, and womanly, an aesthetic that is enhanced by subdued tropical prints, 1970s-inspired flared cuts, and sumptuous details like marabou-feather fringe and embroidered suede. While the jetset of any generation will love Williamson’s gauzy, tropical-printed jumpsuits and slinky slip dresses, there are also handsome suits and separates for the workwear crowd. The collection begins to gain momentum as soon as Williamson introduces a beautiful jade-green silk blouse, paired with a daisy-yellow skirt that ends in a flamenco flip of embroidered flowers. The rich green shade conducts Williamson toward a deeper jewel-toned palette, which develops into luxurious looks dotted with sprays of feathers. Eveningwear is more exuberant, surfing on tropical shades of aqua, grapefruit pink, shimmering royal purple, and sunset ombré. The gowns are splendidly wrapped, draped, and outfitted with subtle ruffles for a confident display of femininity, which signaled that Williamson had come into his own in more ways that one.
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