Friday, November 11, 2011

Matthew Williamson

-English fashion designer. 

-His collections often have an Indian influence (related to the time he spent working in India for the clothing store Monsoon)

-He counts celebrities such as Björk, Cat Deeley, Will Buckhurst, Sienna Miller, Kelis, Jade Jagger and Plum Sykes amongst his friends.

-Born in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England.

-Moved to London to attend school at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, graduating in 1994.


-Two years of work experience with Georgina Von Etzdorf, Marni and Monsoon. 

-Launched his own clothes label with business partner Joseph Velosa
2005, he launched his own perfume range. 

-2006, Williamson took over as creative director at Pucci

-2007, a runway show of his designs was incorporated into the video for Prince's song "Chelsea Rodgers" from his Planet Earth album. 
-2009, Williamson is cooperating with H&M. His collection for men and women, which launches on 23 April will include Williamson's first venture into the menwear market.

-In May 2009, Williamson launches his own online shop

-He made a guest appearance on season 7 of Project Runway.

-Graduating from Central St Martins in June 1994 with a BA in Fashion Design and Printed Textiles, his first job following graduation was a freelance design project with Marni. Matthew was then employed by British fashion company, Monsoon and Accessorize.

-The luxury fashion house, Matthew Williamson, was founded in February 1997 by designer, Matthew Williamson and CEO, Joseph Velosa.

-In February 2002, Matthew showed for the first time during New York Fashion Week expanding opportunities within the press and attracting a wider audience commercially.

-The award-winning Matthew Williamson flagship store first opened at 28 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London in March 2004.
-2005, Matthew Williamson took over as Creative Director at LVMH owned Italian house, Emilio Pucci, whilst continuing at the design helm of his namesake company. 

-Matthew Williamson won the Red CarpetDesigner of the Year at the 2008 British Fashion Awards; previously having been awarded Elle Designer of the Year in 2004 and the 2005 Moet and Chandon Fashion Tribute Award

-He has also been nominated 3 times for Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.

-2009, Matthew Williamson opened its first US flagship store in New York, accompanied by a further stand alone retail store in the Dubai Mall, Dubai. This was closely followed by the launch of online stores for the UK, Europe and US.
-In October 2010 Matthew Williamson signed a new licensing deal with MBFG. The deal birthed a new, younger, diffusion line - Muse by Matthew Williamson. The new line is expected to be in stores for Fall 2011


  1. Love that post! Thank you dear for your amazing comment!


  2. Such an interesting post, summing up the life and inspiration of a very talented designer! I just love his colorful prints and patterns!

  3. I forgot to answer your question :) yes, the Zara skirt is leather and it's sooooo sooooo perfect! I was tossing and turning in february asking myself if I should pay so much for it and finally when I decided to buy it it was sold out in my size. I kind of forgot about it afterwards and I found it in Vienna in August and it was it on sale, like 60% off!!! I really love it even though it's not something you can wear every day..

  4. Interesting blog and beautiful photos! :) Have a nice day and best wishes from Germany :)


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