LONDON–As Ibiza becomes known more and more for 24 hour ecstasy binges and less and less for a beautiful villa owned by Jade Jagger at the end of the island, Matthew Williamson moves further and further away from that dreamy, flowing look–the look that made him king of the boho chic set.
Today’s show, much like last season’s, was an updated idea of boho, with jewel-plated collars and wild fur coats. It was also very, very trendy–pretty much every trend we saw at the New York shows appeared on his catwalk, from red and pink to red and blue to plain ol’ red. There were also massive ombré furs nearly identical to those shown at Prabal gurung, only Prabal’s were pink and red, not olive.
The best parts of this collection were the suiting–it looked cool without looking unwearable–and the feathered frocks and skirts at the end, which were very “Matthew” but not in a cloying way. Okay, there was some downright yucky stuff mixed in there (bandaged furs, anyone? didn’t think so), but we’re sure that fans Poppy Delevigne and Savannah Miller–who both sat front row–will find more than enough to covet in this collection.
**Photos by Imaxtree.