Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mine Favorite Designer 2: Matthew Williamson at London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010 – frm Bohemian Look to High-end Style

Let's shift our focus to London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010 which kick'd off last Friday on the 19th after New York. I hav fallen for our British fashion darlin' Matthew Williamson, known as "the king of boho" for his brilliant color palette and use of prints to hav brought the modern bohemian style, which encapsulates the simple, flowy style of hippies and gypsies to his collections since 2001 Spring/Summer when he launch'd his collection titl'd "Wonderland" in which a paillette-encrusted skirt rich in rainbow sequins simply fascinated mi. Ibiza inspir'd hippy bohemian clothes are Williamson's specialty. Over the past seasons he's been doin' Ibiza-chic floodin' his designs with bright colors and embellishments, exotic prints, bohemian beadin' and flowin' caftans. His 1970s Ibiza hippy bohemian collection for 2005 Spring/Summer's a case in point in which a stunnin' silver floor-length skirt did highlight the theme.

Aurélie Claudel for 2001 Spring/Summer collection “Wonderland”

The model in a silver floor-length skirt for 2005 Spring/Summer collection

Iekeliene Stange for 2007 Spring/Summer collection

The hippy boho look's been Williamson's trademark whose collections are mostly psychedelic in colors, prints are loud and mirrored sequins glint.

Nevertheless, Williamson chooses to move away frm the bohemian look dat first shot him to fame and push toward an eva-higher high end style in tis Fall/Winter 2010 collection, which's the 2nd season since his return to London frm New York. "Luxury"s probably the word dat best describes his works. In tis post yerr gonna find luxury everywhere, in the fabrics, in the designs as well as there're vibrant colors such as sunset yellows, oranges and reds dipping into inky blacks and dazzlin' prints and embellishments like any Williamson collections along with a variety of coats and dresses, controversial fur, slim-cut leather pants and low-rise harem pants.

"Luxury"s everywhere in the collection such as in the fabrics – the fur. The designer flooded the runway with bright colors like cerulean blues contrasted with ash and charcoal grays.

"Luxury"s also found in the designs such as Karolin Wolter in tis beautifully constructed coat dat plays with shape and volume.

"Luxury"s everywhere in the collection such as in the fabrics – the leather. Anastasia Kuznetsova in the slim-cut leather pants

Lisanne De Jong in a ruffles shirt and the low rise harem pants

A huge variety of dresses' included in the collection such as tis sexy off-the-shoulder dress made of silk dat the dress drap'd with it.

Anja Rubik in tis brightly color'd sleeveless dress in royal blue

"Luxury" can also be found in a variety of Williamson's strik'n signature graphic prints.

Lisanne De Jong in a metallic drap'd front gold mini dress

"Luxury"s in the designs such as Anja Rubik in tis long evenin' gown dat wil no doubt be comin' to a red carpet near yuu.

Ditchin' the boho for a high-end urban edge's part of retailers’ war on recession worldwide: offerin' the clients more luxury and more unique items in the hope of wooin' 'em to shop. And with a market dat’s beginnin' to show signs of recovery, it seems like a prescient move.