Autumn Winter 2011 Inspiration
For Autumn Winter 2011 Matthew took inspiration from the work of Francisco Infante-Arana, the Russian avant-guard artist, and in particular his series of dramatic mirror art exhibited amongst the wilderness. The resulting AW11 collection combines the nomadic DNA of the brand with a technical aspect, really fusing the two extremes.
In the same way that Infante-Arana finds strange harmony in setting his reflective installations against natural backdrops such as woods, oceans, and tall grass, so too does Williamson in his mesmerising textural combinations of natural furs and feathers, against sequins and metal shards.
Starting as a kinetic artist in the 1960s, Infante-Arana has made unique contributions to the Land Art movement by building installations or interventions in the natural environment.
Like modern fairy-tales, his artefacts are a metaphorical description of something that can never be, at the same time remaining hundred percent hand-made. Being visually imaginary, the artist’s works are neither collages nor computer editing, they are real constructions on location which are photographed afterwards. Infante-Arana’s strategy is to master many-dimensional reality of Cosmos, to comprehend the infinity.