Shift in Shapes

The studio's new shape for spring's hand-drawn prints...
21st January 2014

Matthew Williamson Pre Spring 2014 TunicIt’s time to shift your shapes up. Get ahead and be bold this new year. The spring collection heralds a fresh tunic cut with sculpted sleeves, all subtly accentuating the female form. Switch up your silhouette now.

The studio’s desert botanical prints called for a canvas that was sharp yet simple, giving the look a soft, urban vibe. Hours were spent sketching and painting the perfect petal and spike of a cactus spine. The Cactus GardenĀ tunic captures this artful technique, as focus falls on the floral. Stylist Martha Ward comments, “Tunics are so easy to wear and versatile so I always find myself leaning towards them. This muted floral print is totally irresistible to me, as is this style of dress. I adore the dropped sleeve and, the piece de resistance, the pockets!”. The leaves depicted in the Botanical print stand out in a sixties shift dress or swing coat with origami pocket folds. We can just see them spinning through every summer wedding.

These modern styles are the epitome of elegant ease. Equally easy – pair a Sweater Tee or Digital Haze jumper with slim cut trousers – balancing out your shapes.

Get ahead, break the mould and relax into fashion’s new mood.The End

An illustration of an ornamental pineapple from the moodboard
Illustration of an ornamental pineapple from the moodboard
Editorial on the studio's spring moodboard
Sculptural sleeves on the studio’s moodboard for spring
Botanical illustration technique inspiration on the moodboard
Botanical illustration technique inspiration on the moodboard
The Cactus Garden Print
The Cactus Garden Print – drawn and painted by hand in the studio

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