My homage to Matthew Williamson, designer, businessman, stud muffin and all round dude.
I don't seem to mention him enough on my blog, after all, the work that comes out of his fashion house is rather, well, something on another level to most other designers. He doesn't rely on his name to sell his clothes, he relies on his art work designs, intricate prints and amazing embellishments.
These are some of my picks from his Spring 2012 collection, that I believe deserve special appreciation.
No one can call themselves a slave to fashion unless they have had a night out with a clutch bag. Beyond annoying, because you will ALWAYS have one hand busy with your purse, this makes thing difficult when dancing. Personally, my hand jiving abilities have taken a hammering too, all due to the clutch bag. However, when they make them as beautiful as this, its kind of justifiable, besides hand jiving was only really cool when Danny and Sandi did it.
This piece is a snip at £120, also comes in neon pink, green, yellow and black (dur). It's great to add that bit of sparkle to your holiday outfit, be it in Malaga or Dubai or even just down centre parks.
Every year, girls (and guys) everywhere wait on the edge of their deck chairs, awaiting the announcement of what type of sunglass design is in. Well, this year I am throwing caution to the wind and buying mine before this announcement is made. Sod it. Who cares about sunglasses anyway, chances are you would have sat on them by mid June anyway.
These glasses mix several different styles to create this rounded shape, besides, when they cost £238 (i think) who is going to criticise what they look like?!
Scarves are the quintessential British accessory. And rightly so, featured in many typically British films, around the pale, slim, delicate neckline of a femme fatal or damsel in a fast car. Williamson makes the most beautiful prints for his scarves, and starting at around £250 (but we can wait for the sale) they are a great investment piece.
On to the dresses! The above is a bit of a purse pincher at £695, but if you've got the money, its such a pretty piece who wouldn't!! Bang on trend with the pastel colours, wide belt and dipping hem at the back.
And the piece of the part! This feather trip magnitude of a statement dress is beyond words itself. Also available in black, the staggering price point (over £1,000) is easy understood. Each feather was no doubt, hand stitched, as with the embellishments on it.
I must say though, designers need to f-up their websites, Williamson's is the best i've seen by far, but no styling goes into it, and the look book is slightly awkward as it moves with your mouse. Sort it out fellas.