Matthew Williamson is internationally renowned for his signature aesthetic; a master of print, embellishment, attention to detail and kaleidoscopic colour. Matthew Williamson’s collections reflect a refined yet spirited sense of glamour inspired by global and artistic influences. Matthew Williamson graduated from the prestigious Central Saint Martins college and showed his critically acclaimed debut collection ‘Electric Angels’ in 1997. Celebrating 15 years in fashion last year, the brand’s inimitable style has long appealed to both celebrities and industry insiders alike. Matthew Williamson’s love of colour, pattern and texture has been paired with Osborne & Little’s savoir faire in furnishing fabrics and wallpaper.
Notable amongst the collections are Samana’s Jungle Beat with an all-over pattern of dense jungle populated with stylised strutting wildlife, printed on linen union; Durbar’s Viceroy with the most sumptuous damask composed of velvet appliqué and stylised embroidered marigolds depicted in vibrant colours on linen; Durbar’s Menagerie with an ornate fantastical pattern printed on linen union featuring hearts, colourful trailing blooms, exotic butterflies, birds of paradise and mischievous monkeys. Together with the pictorial Matthew Williamson’s collections include rich woven fabrics like Zamba a semi-plain pattern of horizontal rows of chenille dots woven in relief and Miramar with its sleek semi-plain curtain fabric has the appearance of a silky couture tweed.
Matthew Williamson’s Belvoir collection includes the signature, highly individual palette of aquamarine, azure blue, turquoise, coral and jade combined with quieter tones of ivory, pearl and silver. Notable amongst the varied collection are Folklore: with a colourful patchwork of floral patterns printed on a blend of viscose and linen; Orangery that depicts an arrangement of scattered orchids, butterflies and ornate birdcages on a contrasting monochrome lace pattern, printed on pure cotton; Duchess Garden with vibrant dahlias and peonies set on a contrasting plain damask ground, printed on a combination of linen and viscose; Lyrebird with the long curved tails of elegant paradise birds form the four corners of a large elaborately patterned square which makes a tile repeat, printed on linen-union. This pattern derives from a silk print scarf Matthew designed for his fashion collection and was itself inspired by decorative ceiling cornices.