Matthew Williamson at the V&A with Plum Sykes
In celebration of our 20th anniversary, Matthew was invited by the V&A museum in London to host an evening in conversation with his friend Plum Sykes, contributing editor at American Vogue. Watch the video of the full interview as they touch upon everything from his childhood to the brand’s current growth in the lifestyle space. Here, she recalls their first meeting:
“I remember a heavenly package of exotic silk swatches landing on my desk at British Vogue. There was a note inside saying something like ‘I thought you’d love these… please can we meet?’ On the day we met, I was struck by this beautifully tanned, blue-eyed boy, wearing an emerald green silk scarf twisted around his neck. I’ll admit I was mesmerised; Matthew had amazing personal style. He dressed like a glam rock’n’roll gypsy.
“Not only did I want everything he was wearing, I wanted everything that he pulled out of his bag.”
Like bees to a honey-pot, the other Vogue girls sidled over and went berserk over the clothes. That was the beginning of a very special relationship between Matthew, Vogue and myself.”