Spring – Summer 2014 – As an acknowledged master colourist, Matthew Williamson set his colour popping collection in the super slick museum space, the Saatchi Gallery. He has frequently been a LFW favourite and for this SS14, he refers to the 70s saturated tangerine tones, crayon-drawn flowers and floating fabrics. The collection compares bohemian with business: from the petrol-spilt blue aviators to the thin, ankle-length trousers in shimmering satins.
Influences from African prints and tie-dye are modernised with slouchy silhouettes and bands of rich coloured satin. The tie-dye technique, appearing more like splash of pale yellow, powder paint, is undeniably intricate with its handcrafted, daisy-sized petals. Embellished garden dresses in summery shades make for the perfect daytime attire. For evening ensembles however, a pale yellow chiffon dress with a slick of grey forming a halter neck or a black organza dress with white embroidered flowers cascading down the front: an assortment of attire is available.