This was Matthew Williamson’s first collection with new head of design Danielle Scutt, who used to show her own line at London Fashion Week. The two said they wanted to see the brand’s bohemian, jet-set aesthetic in a new light. “It’s a fresh start for us. We’ve looked at the collection both from a girl’s perspective and from a wardrobe-building one,” said Williamson.
The show opened with a demure robin’s-egg-blue coat with silver buttons, and closed with a black-and-white gown iced in sequins. In between, there was an explosion of pattern, sparkle and texture, with highlights including short, embroidered coats worked in a design inspired by Turkish rugs; a poufy bright red-and-blue number made from Mongolian lamb and raccoon fur, and a jaunty 10-point-star motif in sequins on black turtlenecks and the front of black dresses.
Come fall, the Williamson woman’s wardrobe won’t be left wanting.