Matthew Wil­liamson im­presses with evening­wear at Lon­don Fash­ion Week

Cape Breton Post - - LIFESTYLES -

LON­DON (AP) — Women should light up the dark nights of win­ter — and de­signer Matthew Wil­liamson show them how with an ex­u­ber­ant dis­play of slinky evening wear in vi­brant colours.

With a va­ri­ety of prints, fur, slim-cut leather pants and even low-rise harem pants, Wil­liamson wowed a star-stud­ded au­di­ence with his au­tumn/win­ter 2010 col­lec­tion Sun­day at Lon­don Fash­ion Week.

“Ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic,” said ’ 60s su­per­model Twiggy, whose stel­lar ca­reer has been marked by longevity. “I want about ten things. I want the harem pants in ev­ery colour, they were amaz­ing, and also those evening dresses, I prob­a­bly couldn’t wear them, but I think we’ll be see­ing a lot of those on the red car­pet.”

Twiggy said Wil­liamson’s clothes were ex­tremely wear­able.

“I love Matthew to death, I think he’s a ge­nius,” she said. “ They’re for all age groups. The young look great in them. I’m cer­tainly not young, and I love wear­ing them.”

Ac­tress Si­enna Miller was also proud to pro­nounce her­self a “FOM” — Friend of Matthew — and praised his out­fits from her front row perch. So did model Yas­min Le Bon.

“He’s taken the brand to a whole new level,” said Miller, who is show­ing her Twen­ty8Twelve col­lec­tion, de­signed with her sis­ter Sa­van­nah Miller.

The high celebrity quotient in­creased the pres­sure on Wil­liamson, whose fall and win­ter col­lec­tion lived up to ex­pec­ta­tions. He has gained an en­vi­able rep­u­ta­tion as one of Lon­don’s favourite de­sign­ers, with his dresses sought af­ter by the party crowd.

The col­lec­tion showed Wil­liamson’s easy ap­proach, with grey and black checked wool over­coats set off by fur sleeves or col­lars in the same colours.

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