Haute hippie designer Matthew Williamson explored mysticism and astrology for his Fall/Winter 2015 collection, dipping into the dazzling side of what the stars have in store for the future. Williamson didn’t hold back at all when it came to decorative elements, and splashed his optic presentation with amazing Mongolian lamb furs, crystal paillettes, brocade embroidery, and more. Often these were found on the same look, as the designer embraced the fact that matching doesn’t mean much to fashion anymore; mixed media looks tend to be the most impactful. His was a delightful experimentation in off-kilter color pairing, and it lent a sense of artistry to the proceedings.
The first round of fireworks set off with tapestry rompers over sublime silk shirts, giant fur coats melded with cracked metallic liners, romantic pink dresses, and cool brocade trousers and skirts. Jumpsuits were also elevated to new heights, shown in raspberry pink silks or purple-and-black prints that mimicked leopard spots. The zodiac sign was explored via Williamson’s dresses which were electrified with melting crystal embroidery featuring galactic swirls and floral patterns. He also trimmed many looks with gold brocade, and tricked out one dress with embroidery that looked like harnesses criss-crossing their way over floaty tropical prints. Outerwear was increasingly cool, with shrunken leopard jackets, embroidered parkas, and fur chubs in teal and mauve making a luxurious statement for the season. While Williamson might only be a casual astrologer, the stars certainly aligned for success on his Fall/Winter 2015 catwalk.
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