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Matthew Williamson

Inside The Studio

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Inside Matthew's Studio

World-renowned for his kaleidoscopic palette and mastery of print, British designer Matthew Williamson's creations infuse that bohemian energy with a more relaxed glamour, for a complete 24/7 lifestyle.

Introducing his muse, Artistic Director Georgie MacIntyre, and sharing his thoughts on all things British fashion, Matthew reveals the journey of a garment from concept to catwalk, offering an exclusive access-all-areas glimpse inside his studio.

Watch the film, explore his studio and discover the key styles of the season.

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    "Designing the collection, we choose fabrics and work on a colour palette. Each piece then gets toiled - which is making the garments in a raw fabric."

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    Matthew Williamson - Inside the Studio

    "We begin a collection creatively with a moodboard - putting together a collage of inspirational imagery."

    See Matthew's Moodboard

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    "SS15 is about the fun of travel, inspired by our trip to Bali."

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    "I'm very hands-on, I like to see everything from the blank page to a finished collection."

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    Matthew Williamson - Inside the Studio

    "Prints in the collection can take up to 2 months to develop and utilise different mediums each season."

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    For the AW14 Optical sequin gown, 365,000 sequins were carefully hand-embroidered, taking around 400 hours to complete. Up to 12m of chiffon can be used on just one gown.

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  • Behind-The-Shoot

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    "We do four collections a year - each one overlaps and so it's quite an intense process. It requires you to be always changing and evolving - and that's when I'm at my happiest.

    My advice to someone starting out in the fashion industry is to have a really clear vision and confidence and sense of your own design aesthetic. You have to believe in it - if you don't I doubt anyone else will." - Matthew Williamson. 

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    The Muse

    "To see Matthew excited by the new pieces that are coming in, then seeing women wearing the garments and how they style them is just so amazing. It's why I do this." - Georgie MacIntyre.

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    The Future Of Fashion

    "British fashion is so exciting, really eclectic and constantly changing. It gives you the freedom to push boundaries. There's a melting pot of talent here."

    Georgie MacIntyre

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DisneyRollerGirl's Edit

"I love Matthew’s eye for clever colour mixes and how his boho aesthetic has evolved to give us beautiful tailoring and fairytale gowns alongside the playful prints and cool-girl kaftans."

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