Red Magazine interviews Matthew
Who wouldn’t want to live in a world designed by Matthew Williamson? Botanical prints, devore velvet and colour, always glorious colour… From his entrance upon the fashion stage in 1997 (Kate, Helena et al in jewel-toned headdresses), to heady days as poster boy of the Primrose Hill crowd, when it felt her he was photographed in an endless swirl of neon rainbow Ibiza hippy glamour, to creative directorship at Pucci; Williamson’s look has always been sumptuous.”
“We’re here to talk sofas – his collaboration with Nottinghamshire firm Duresta includes five gorgeous upholstery ranges, as richly whimsical as you would expect; and the evolution of his 20-year-old label into a lifestyle brand (rather like Christian Lacroix who’s morphed from Paris couturier to eclectic purveyor of art stationery, quirky hotels, etc). though conversation is inclined to snake hither and yon…”
“I love his description of the Matthew Williamson woman: “They’re optimistic women, they are creative women, they are probably not women who are looking for the next Celine jacket. That’s not my customer, but that’s okay. She’s probably sunning herself in Bali.”
Read the full article by Sarah Bailey, editor-in-chief, in the March issue of Red Magazine – available from newsagents now.