Matthew Williamson has come a long way since his days of graduating from Central St Martins in June 1994 with a BA in Fashion Design and Printed Textiles, and then working for High Street fashion stores Monsoon and Accessorize.
In September of 1997 he showcased his now infamous debut collection, ‘Electric Angels’, during London Fashion Week. His bias cut dresses and separates in exotic shades of tangerine, fuchsia and magenta were worn by such celebrated models in the fashion industry as Kate Moss, Helena Christensen and Jade Jagger.
This first and unique collection of bright, intricately detailed pieces certainly defined and set the stage for the highly recognisable Matthew Williamson signature look. I believe that this is the only designer in the world whose designs can be recognised instantly by his use and choice of colour alone.
Matthew Williamson has won many designer awards including the Elle Designer of the Year in 2004 and the 2005 Moet and Chandon Fashion Tribute Award and the Red Carpet Designer of the Year at the 2008 British Fashion Awards.
He has also been nominated 3 times for Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards. In 2009, Matthew Williamson opened its first US flagship store in New York, accompanied by a further stand alone retail store in the Dubai Mall, Dubai. This was closely followed by the launch of online stores for the UK, Europe and US. His range of clothes and homeware are available to buy at Debenhams for very reasonable prices and I have chosen some gorgeous pieces to celebrate our very special British designer:
This designer Pink pom pom throw is machine washable your convenience. HW: 240 x 260 cm. Face: 100% cotton velvet. Reverse: 100% cotton. Filling: 100% polyester. Dry clean only.
This vibrant metallic butterfly cushion catches the feel good tone of the Butterfly by Matthew Williamson range. The bright colours and charming essence of this designer range can transform your bedroom. 100% Polyester. Dry clean only.
This designer aqua butterfly bedspread is machine washable your convenience. Would look gorgeous in a child’s or adult’s bedroom. HW: 150 x 200 cm. 50% cotton, 50% polyester.
This Ivory ‘British Affair’ bedding set from Butterfly by Matthew Williamson features an oriental-style floral and bird print, with oversize motifs. Single set includes one pillowcase. Double, King and Super King sets include two pillowcases. 180 thread count. 50% cotton, 50% polyester percale. Wash before use, wash dark colours. separately, wash inside out and use a colour sensitive detergent. Cool tumble dry.
This cream cushion from Matthew Williamson features an embroidered peach floral design and a blue embroidered birdcage. It adds a colourful and stylish touch to your home and comes complete with a lime green piped trim. HW: 30 x 30 cm. Shell: 87% cotton, 13% linen. Lining: 100% polyester. Embroidery: 100% viscose. Wash on a delicate cycle at 30 degrees, wash inside out with similar colours and use a colour sensitive detergent.
This bed linen from Butterfly by Matthew Williamson features a grey, turquoise, white and lime green stripe printed design. Single set includes one pillowcase. Double, King and Super King sets include two pillowcases. 180 thread count. 50% cotton, 50% polyester percale. Wash before use, wash dark colours. separately, wash inside out and use a colour sensitive detergent. Cool tumble dry.
This multi coloured animal print cushion from Butterfly by Matthew Williamson features a neon all over design peacock design against an off white base. This designer multi coloured ‘Prarthana’ cushion is machine washable for your convenience. 30 x 50 cm.
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