London Fashion Week – Matthew Williamson

19th September

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.

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The pretty Matthew Williamson show invite

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.

battersea power station

Cool location; Battersea Power Station welcomed the fashion pack

 

inside show

Models entered through the ruins of the power station onto the pristine white catwalk

 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.

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Grrrr; leopard print on the catwalk

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Shake it; the pretty macrame and fringed mini dress

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Long story; trousers were super long and super wide

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Pretty parachute; voluminous silk maxi dresses were plentiful

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Caped crusader; built-in capes add extra drama

 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!

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