Matthew Williamson Womenswear S/S11

The 'Urban Bohemian' show featured Moroccan-influenced prints and embroidery in Williamson's signature bright and feminine colours

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The first catwalk show to be presented in the incredible Battersea Power Station, Matthew Williamson's spring collection looked stunning against the iconic London backdrop. Titled Urban Bohemian, the show fitted the name aptly, bringing together floral prints with soft hues in blues, yellows, faded orange and more subtle natural tones. Moroccan inspired prints and embroidery, along with contrasting tassels, added to Williamson's take on a bohemian theme, touched up with super glamourous, gold coloured almost puffball dresses with cropped sleeves. Along with the bold, tougher pieces, the collection also featured the designers staples of ankle length flowing dresses, belted above the waist,  adding a very classic and wearable femininity, made up in tulle and chiffon with lace detailing. Standing out amongst the perhaps more accessible pieces were some strong statements from Williamson, including a cut tasselled bolero jacket, body con abstract print sleeved dress with oversized African inspired embroidered applique, and the show stopping peacock feather and sequinn skirt.

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