LFW: Sienna Miller + Japanese influences at Matthew Williamson
No celebrity summer holiday outfit would be complete without a piece of Matthew Williamson or five. So it’s a good job that Williamson’s show was packed with his signature prints, colour and sexy summer pieces.
Dree Hemingway took to the catwalk in The Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, with Williamson devotee Sienna Miller (and Anna
Wintour) looking on. In a new move, Williamson told Vogue he looked to Japan for shape influences this season for a ‘less girly’ collection. There were some subtle cherry blossom prints mixed with Tokyo skyline imagery for a fresh take on Japan.
Trying to ditch the ‘just for holidays’ label, he reportedly said: “There is a preconceived notion of the label being all about holidays, the jet set, Ibiza parties – all those clichés, for want of a better word. I wanted to keep the DNA of the brand but explore new territory, literally and figuratively.”
Colour-wise, sunsets and plums fused with corals (dig them out again for next year!) and bright orange, which we’ve
seen everywhere. A new take on his iconic feather prints, Williamson used real ostrich feathers, beads and embroidery in addition to chiffon, and Charlotte Olympia did the shoes.