To say I was eager to watch Matthew Williamson’s AW10 collection would be a mild understatement, as I’m sure was the case with the majority of us ‘girly girls’ out there. Those expecting his trademark embellishments of sequins and cute flirty lengths would have been hard pushed to be disappointed; there were dazzling mini dresses begging to be worn with ankle boots to a fabulous party, as well as the most beautiful little a-symmetric numbers in the slinkiest of violet silks.
Heavier fabrics such as tweed were treated with stunning attention to detail and made into wonderfully swinging capes or fanned across the chest of a suit jacket creating a playful and fresh silhouette. Best friend (and person whose style I’d most like to steal) Sienna Miller, was present in the front row looking stunning as ever in cream micro shorts and is bound to be seen in a number of these creations for months to come.
Williamson treated us all to a little dose of Royal Blue in the form of tapered trousers, trapeze line dresses and even a leather mini – as one of my favourite colours I struggled not to swoon. With all the simplicity and black that have seemed to equal fashion kudos in recent seasons, what a gorgeous breath of fresh air was this collection in dreary London this afternoon; and with a hop skip and a jump I’m most certainly going to be attending this years Christmas parties decked out in jewelled tones. Sufficient enough to eclipse the Claridges tree maybe? Ok, perhaps not.