The whirlwind of fashion week continues; this show included a scenic dash past the London Eye, over London Bridge and up to the Tate Modern, the artistic home for the modern the new, and, now, Matthew Williamson’s spring show.
Outside, an ice cream van and tourists jostled with the fleet of black cars (and women in black) that had descended for Sunday’s show, as inside the iconic turbine gallery lit up with purple hues of light. Racing down the sloped hallway (killer for heels) and up to the gallery, I saw some of fashion’s greatest–Anna Wintour, Anna Dello Russo, Hamish Bowles–sitting front row with Matthew’s “beautiful friends”–Jacquetta Wheeler, Tallulah Harlech, Poppy Delevingne, herself a recently appointed Ambassador for the British Fashion Council, and her ‘bestie’ Sienna Miller, who needs no title to be one of Matthew’s great muses.
The collection was a joyful mix of oranges and yellows, silk prints and sophisticated soft draped silhouettes. Shirtdresses wafted to the beat as sparkling clutches, jewel embroidered silk knits, tailored blazers and clashing pants strode out on Charlotte Olympia heels. With lavish embroidery, splattered blossom-like silks, fringe and bursts of ostrich feathers, the collection kept it chic while still nodding to a wild weekend in the sun.
**All photos: Imaxtree