MATTHEW WILLIAMSON WOMEN’S SPRING/SUMMER 2013 – LONDON FASHION WEEK
Posted on September 28, 2012
Check out the images from the Matthew Williamson Spring/Summer 2013 womenswear show at London Fashion Week, with some of my key notes on colours and influences below.
Matthew Williamson took us 15 years back to 1997, with an colourful ode to the roots of his brand and the Electric Angels collection, originally modelled by the likes of Kate Moss, Jade Jagger, and Helena Christensen. The playful colour palette consisted of azure, hot pink, aqua, mint, aubergine, olive, orange and red, in solids, dip dye and printed as if thrown onto items during the indian festival of colours Holi, while the primary focus was on the sharp silhouette that retained an element of fluidity, with tailored shirts, sharp jackets and shorts, both ankle cropped and floor length swathing trousers, beaded/embroidered dresses and jackets – a gorgeous olive leather bomber with embellished sleeves being a winner – geo/ethnic patterned mini skirts with patched with details like those found on heavy Sari’s, and pieces covered in beautiful water-coloured prints of Keralan and Tibetan landscapes, inspired the art of New York artist Shane McAdams.