Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Mathew Williamson Exhibition – Ten years in Fashion

A brief biography.

The designs and creativity of Mathew Williamson would have anyone thinking that a person possibly born and bred in the exotic Indian climes or perhaps Africa, somewhere in Morocco, had designed them. However Manchester in the North West of England couldn’t be farther from Morocco or India and that city just so happens to be the birthplace of this highly British acclaimed fashion designer.   

After graduating from St Martin’s 1994 with a degree in Fashion Design, Williamson’s first stint in the commercial fashion world was a design project with Marni before taking a job with a British fashion company, Monsoon and Accessorize. 

Alek Wek (left) - Electric Ladies, 1997

Williamson’s début collection in 1997, ‘Electric Ladies’ during London Fashion Week showcased a plethora of warm rainbow derived colours and delicately cut flowing dresses worn by the likes of Alek Wek and Kate Moss.  

Since that impressive début, Williamson has continued to wow the fashion world, developing his own signature aesthetic, which has elevated him to the higher echelons of the British Fashion elite.
Williamson's current ready-to-wear collection can be found at his award winning flagship store at 28 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London.

The current exhibition at Somerset House will end on to the 30th of January 2011 giving visitors will get the opportunity to view specially selected photographs charting 10 years of the British Northerner’s distinguished fashion career.


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