Spring/Summer 2014

Watch the new SS14 collection, fresh from the catwalk...
   Dan Lecca & Sean Cunningham
15th September 2013

This season, Matthew revisits the essence of his acclaimed debut, Electric Angels, with a collection that taps into the spirit of that woman, grown-up, and re-imagined for now.

Dragonflies, which first appeared in his hit 1997 show embroidered onto cardigans, now flutter over silk georgette gowns and degrade into an abstract graffiti-style print. Digital printing techniques are traded in favour of drawings executed by hand. Botanical illustrations are further worked with graffiti markings, while a naïve-daisy printed silk gown charmingly looks like it has been doodled in felt tip pens.

“My girl is growing up. She is no longer on a perennial vacation. She is the same free spirit inside but, like the rest of us, maturing.”
Matthew Williamson

Aside from energetic pops of bright, Williamson explores monochrome in greater depth together with a new emphasis on silhouette and form – tailored jackets, bra-top dresses, roomy cropped trousers in sketchy Ikat – this is a collection with focus on separates and glamorous daywear. Intricate embroideries enrich everything from a pair of cuffed jeans to skirts, while those daisies appear 3D in a series of lemon dresses with lacy petal applique. Meanwhile, wasp waists are cinched with Perspex belts bestowing a bejewelled transparent-winged dragonfly.

Williamson’s handbag offering evolves to include totes and miniature cross-body bags, zinging with accents of neon or copper metallic, while oversized mirrored sunglasses echo the spirit of the collection.

Shop the collection here. See every look in Collections.

Backstage at Matthew Williamson SS14
Matthew Williamson SS14
Matthew Williamson SS14

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