My Favorite Designer 2: Matthew Williamson at London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010 – from Bohemian Look to High-end Style
Let’s shift our focus to London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010 which kick’d off last Friday on the 19th after New York. I hav fallen for our British fashion darlin’ Matthew Williamson, known as “the king of boho” for his brilliant color palette and use of prints to hav brought the modern bohemian style, which encapsulates the simple, flowy style of hippies and gypsies to his collections since 2001 Spring/Summer when he launch’d his collection titl’d “Wonderland” in which a paillette-encrusted skirt rich in rainbow sequins simply fascinated mi. Ibiza inspir’d hippy bohemian clothes are Williamson’s specialty. Over the past seasons he’s been doin’ Ibiza-chic floodin’ his designs with bright colors and embellishments, exotic prints, bohemian beadin’ and flowin’ caftans. His 1970s Ibiza hippy bohemian collection for 2005 Spring/Summer’s a case in point in which a stunnin’ silver floor-length skirt did highlight the theme.
Nevertheless, Williamson chooses to move away frm the bohemian look dat first shot him to fame and push toward an eva-higher high end style in tis Fall/Winter 2010 collection, which’s the 2nd season since his return to London frm New York. “Luxury”s probably the word dat best describes his works. In tis post yerr gonna find luxury everywhere, in the fabrics, in the designs as well as there’re vibrant colors such as sunset yellows, oranges and reds dipping into inky blacks and dazzlin’ prints and embellishments like any Williamson collections along with a variety of coats and dresses, controversial fur, slim-cut leather pants and low-rise harem pants.
Ditchin’ the boho for a high-end urban edge’s part of retailers’ war on recession worldwide: offerin’ the clients more luxury and more unique items in the hope of wooin’ ‘em to shop. And with a market dat’s beginnin’ to show signs of recovery, it seems like a prescient move.