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June 14, 2007 • Fashion


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WWD reports another designer is skipping town to nobknob with their fellow Brits: Matthew Williamson. Following in the footsteps of others like Luella Bartley and even non-Brit Marc Jacobs, they seem to be fleeing en masse. Perhaps it’s because of the world’s current obsession with Kate Moss and her Topshop line but London is getting its street cred back.– Joanne Molina for Second City Style

Williamson Returns to London


Published: Thursday, June 14, 2007

Another British designer is set to tread a path back to London Fashion Week this September.

Matthew Williamson, who has shown in New York since 2002, will mark his
eponymous label’s 10th anniversary by presenting his spring 2008
collection in London. Fellow Brit Luella Bartley also will return to
London from New York in September.

“Matthew Williamson runs
one of the U.K.’s most successful designer businesses,” said Hilary
Riva, chief executive officer of the British Fashion Council, in a
statement. “[His] return to London to celebrate his 10th year in
business demonstrates the U.K.’s continuing strength to nurture and
support talented designers.”

While Bartley’s London appearance
coincides with the opening of her first store in the city, Williamson’s
show comes ahead of a retrospective of his signature color-drenched,
luxe-bohemian pieces at London’s Design Museum, called “Matthew
Williamson – 10 Years in Fashion”, which runs from Oct. 17 through to
Jan. 31.

“London Fashion Week has always been very special to
me…I will never forget the energy, enthusiasm and spontaneity
surrounding my debut show,” said Williamson in a statement. “I cannot
think of a more perfect way of celebrating the Matthew Williamson 10
year anniversary.”

However, Williamson won’t be quitting New
York permanently – the designer will be back in the city to show his
fall 2008 collection in February, when he also plans to open a flagship
store in Manhattan, following his first shop in London’s Mayfair, which
opened in 2004.

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