Let’s shift our focus to London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010 which kicked off last Friday on the 19th after New York. I have fallen for our British fashion darling Matthew Williamson, known as “the king of boho” for his brilliant color palette and use of prints to have brought the modern bohemian style, which encapsulates the simple, flowy style of hippies and gypsies to his collections since 2001 Spring/Summer when he launched his collection titled “Wonderland” in which a paillette-encrusted skirt rich in rainbow sequins simply fascinated me. Ibiza inspired hippy bohemian clothes are Williamson’s specialty. Over the past seasons he has been doing Ibiza-chic flooding his designs with bright colors and embellishments, exotic prints, bohemian beading and flowing caftans. His 1970s Ibiza hippy bohemian collection for 2005 Spring/Summer’s a case in point in which a stunning silver floor-length skirt did highlight the theme.
Nevertheless, Williamson chooses to move away from the bohemian look that first shot him to fame and push toward an ever-higher high end style in tis Fall/Winter 2010 collection, which’s the second season since his return to London from New York. “Luxury”s probably the word that best describes his works. In this post you are 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 dazzling 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.
Ditching the boho for a high-end urban edge’s part of retailers’ war on recession worldwide: offering the clients more luxury and more unique items in the hope of wooing them to shop. And with a market that’s beginning to show signs of recovery, it seems like a prescient move.