Street Smart

The new season prints as spotted in London.
   David Nyanzi
3rd September 2014

Matthew Williamson AW14 Polka Star print dress and shirt with Star Jacquard skirt

If polka dots are playful then stars are pure magic. Together, they collide to combine the two moods of winter’s muse – her high-octane jet-set glamour with a flash of daring personality. It’s Jerry Hall’s glossy allure tinged with her infectious Texan humour and drawl. Shop The Looks →

Matthew Williamson AW14 Polka Star print
Matthew Williamson AW14 Polka Star print
The studio wanted to play up the possibilities of the star motif, casting it in a new light with a polka pattern or juxtaposing it with a silk jacquard. After all, initial inspiration for the collection came when Matthew leafed through vintage interiors magazines from the 1970s. He was struck by an apartment with a sleek monochrome scheme which drew the eye immediately to its centrepiece: an ornate ethnic rug. With that image pinned firmly to the mood board (below) the studio created an ode, woven in silk with graphic stars falling through a traditional pattern in ruby, opal and jonquil. A collision of the old and new.

Matthew Williamson AW14 Polka Star print
Matthew Williamson AW14 Polka Star print

Mix the prints for max impact. The unexpected colours and textures seen here out in London catch the eye but flatter with forever-timeless silhouettes. Channel the girls’ look with muted accessories – though who can resist a starry bracelet at the wrist?The End

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See more of the winter prints styled on the website of London fashion blogger Anisa Sojka anisasojka.com

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