Thursday, April 8, 2010
Designer Dosage: Matthew Williamson
Name: Matthew Williamson
Date of birth: 10-23-1971
Hometown: Manchester, England
Brand: Matthew Williamson
Claim to Fame: According to style.com: "Making bright young things for bright young things."
Quote: "I don't follow trends. If anything, I think its my job to create trends."
Career: At 18 years old Williamson moved to London to attend Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, and graduated in 1994. He started his fashion career with two years of experience with Georgina Von Etzdorf, Marni, and Monsoon. In 1996, after his beaded bags and scarves had caught the attention of Kate, Helena and Amber, Williamson launched his own clothes label with business partner Joseph Velosa. Kate, Helena and Jade Jagger later agreed to model in his London Fashion Week debut show, called "Electric Angels."
In 2005, he launched his own perfume range. In 2006, Williamson took over as creative director for Pucci.
Favs from Matthew Williamson Fall 2010 RTW: