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The Great Designers: Matthew Williamson

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ever since his first collection in 1997 called "Electric angels" he became famous for his bold use of color. "He routinely splashes ultra pinks, florescent yellows and acid greens with an energizing flourish onto women's day and evening wear." The important catalyst hat made the whole fashion world pay attention to his work was celebrity. His pieces are all about "the intricate detail, contemporary styling and sexy silhouettes" and this successful recipe just keeps the applause coming.

Matthew Williamson was born in Chorlton, Manchester in, 1971 and graduated from one of the most prestige design schools - Central Saint Martins in 1994. Just two years later, in 1996, he set up his own label. Now selling to over 80 stores all over the world, the first flagship store opened in 2004 on London's Bruton Street. 

Here are my favorite designs from the Fall 2011 RTW collection. And yes! I absolutely love the use of color and textures! What's better than mixing colorful light fabrics with fur and leather!

 Images via Style.com

"Color is the thing I'm best known for. If people pigeonhole me, so what? Long live the pink dress!" ~ Matthew Williamson 


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