Spirited Away

Slip barefoot into spring's haute-bohemian mood.
   Main - Kayt Jones (Harper's & Queen)
16th April 2014

“Matthew’s bohemia is a million miles from the trite cliche of gypsy earrings and flounced skirts.”
Colin McDowell

She’s a free-spirited girl without a care in the world. With the prospect of long summer nights, and longer parties stretching to dawn, we all want to channel that carefree Bohemian spirit. From the romance of J.W. Waterhouse’s Pre-Raphaelite beauties to the fabulous party people at Studio 54  - this airy mood swept through the spring collections. Lush florals and languid silhouettes tempt you towards this sense of Haute Bohemia, which Matthew has so often referenced over the years: “Bohemia has had a place since fashion began. You can go back through history and if you look at a true bohemian, you know it’s a constant in our lives. It’s never gone out of fashion, it never will.”

There’s a way to wear it throughout the summer months. More louche and luxurious than laissez-faire, spring’s trips to Bohemia are as romantic as they are smart. So start in the city and you’ll radiate holiday spirit before it even begins.The End

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Summer In The City
First of all, the unexpected: in town. Pair just a hint of print in a light silk chiffon blouse with a sharp trouser and slick-backed hair. This bohemian means business.

Matthew Williamson PS14 Cactus Garden Shirt and Trousers
Matthew Williamson PS14 Cactus Garden Shirt
Matthew Williamson PS14 Cornflower Trousers
Matthew Williamson SS14 Wild Botanical Shirt

 

In An English Country Garden
A wedding or party in the country is this look’s homeground. Go floor-length and sweep through summer nights in a free-spirited haze. Keep accessories minimal and your attitude maximal.

Matthew Williamson PS14 Cactus Garden Gown
Matthew Williamson PS14 Cactus Garden Gown
Matthew Williamson SS14 Dragonfly Chiffon Keyhole Gown
Matthew Williamson SS14 Summer Chiffon Gown

To The Beach!
Then escape to the beach – a harem jumpsuit is inspired by an altogether more exotic woman. Pair with trinkets and trims picked up on your travels.

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Matthew Williamson Pre Spring Hareem Jumpsuit
Matthew Williamson SS14 Flamingo Bay Bikini
Matthew Williamson SS14 Flamingo Bay Kaftan

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