Today I only went to one show, as it was in South London so nice and local for me. The Matthew Williamson show was in Battersea Power Station, so I was really excited to check out the collection in an amazing location.
Arriving to the show was an unglamorous moment, as walking into the disused power station the car park was a whirlwind of dust, so with designer grit in eye, I made my way into the building and took my seat in the pristine white setting inside the ruins of the power station.
The front row was packed full of sparkly blondes, including Sienna Miller, Cat Deeley and Poppy Delevigne, so the tone was set for a high voltage show. Matthew Williamson is famed for his bohemian style, and while his collections have become more polished over recent seasons, the global traveller vibe is still very much alive in this collection.
Dresses came in strapless brocades, graphic printed silks, voluminous parachute maxis with dramatic built-in capes and chic animal printed shifts with peek-a-boo cut out detail under the bust. Trousers were Seventies-inspired high waisted and super, super wide with back pleating detail, or slouchy silk harems with a utility feel. Tucked into these trews (and a few pairs of shorts) were strapless corset tops keeping silhouettes streamlined. Here are a few pics I managed to take during the show (sorry, not brilliant), so you can get a feel for the full on glamour this show gave us.
I really loved this show, and was really feeling on such a fashion high when I left that I didn’t even mind that car park grit in my eyes!