Obsessions of the Day: Matthew Williamson Dégradé Shearling Gilet and Embellished Metallic-Tweed Dress
There are a few designers in whose wares I would like to spend a considerable amount of time playing, one of whom is the amazing Matthew Williamson. As in, I would love to come to the showroom, try on a considerable amount of his drop dead gorgeous items and then try not to insult him as I tried to escape with at least one piece. Maybe two.
I’m just kidding. I wouldn’t steal anything from him. I love him too much. And I’m just not that kind of girl.
At any rate, if you’ve never been given a chance to watch the glory of the man at work, please do watch his Autumn/Fall 2011 Collection come down the runway for a moment before we go on. You’ll see why I’m such a huge fan of the painstaking detail and unabashed love of the female form the designer possesses:
From his RTW collection for fall, I would choose these two spectacular pieces, either worn separately or – as Reese’s cups have taught us – combine the two for the combination of amazing items that go together splendidly. The degrade effect on this gilet is spectacular and on shearling it works on a whole new rock and roll level.
This tweed dress is another work of art, a perfectly office appropriate item until you get to the cracked mirror effect of the sequin embellishment along the skirt. If you’re looking to make an impact for a night on the town, this would be the piece to get you noticed. And photographed. And possibly hounded for your phone number before you exited the establishment.
<sigh> Matthew Williamson, oh, how I love thee.