Glinting chandeliers twinkled like shooting stars as I took my seat at 1 Great George Street. Matthew’s AW show saw editors, friends and fans squeeze onto their seats as the psychedelic danced to a new disco beat for AW14. This season Matthew wasn’t dressing girls – he’s empowering women. Bold. Sexy. Unafraid. Come hither. Women who take centre stage. Women oozing glamour, their sleek charisma and confidence not dictated to by trends as she dances to her own tune… Perfect for the ladies in the front row.
Opening with a powder blue coat styled shocking yellow disco boots this was a new look collection mixed with Matthew’s playful colour confidence. Floral gems and star bursts embellished knits, satin disco boots tied were with silver laces and girls wore sexy leathers, slicked back hair and lacquer lips to create a strong new mood. These are clothes to add swing to your step, wiggle to your hips and take you from the side street to Studio 54. The star was both muse and motif.
Off-the shoulder, sultry, body con ripples of jersey and print, laser cut jacquards, brushed mohair with sequinned stars… The look was as strong as the stride that stormed the runway. Matthew’s vibe was confident and cool – the jumpsuit, with the sheer star scattered tulle strip stretching up the leg and round to the neck, hinting not revealing or the sexy red pants that side on were sheer to shocking. Plus don’t worry about Tiffany’s for Breakfast when Matthew’s LBDs give you a new reason to party all night, and a few options!
From star strewn leathers to holographic perspex, two-tone shades and red to blue degrade fur dipped trims that add both curve and character to the already celebrated female form. New season is optimistic, says forget your worries, strut your stuff. Disco. Shimmy. Sparkle. Shine like a star. From le Smoking to the LBD this is the Nouvelle SophistiCat, plunging v-necks, crystal collars, seductive purr and ready to hustle.
Autumn Winter isn’t a time to be shy. It’s time to take centre stage in marabou, satins, sequins and have fun. Be jet set. Be glamourous. Be empowered. Inject a sultry diva into your repertoire and Oh My – strike a pose in Matthew and let the flashbulbs POP.