We all love Isabel Marant but unfortunately, only fans in her native Paris and New York have been able to pick up her pieces from her store. But things are about to change as the designer has just announced that she's about to launch a store in London.
Bruton Street will be the brand's new home and neighbours include both Stella McCartney and Matthew Williamson.
Since Kate Middleton and Prince William announced their engagement last year we haven't heard of much else. Magazines and designers alike have been clamouring to work with the future princess and speculation is still rife as to who will design her dress but not everyone seems convinced by Miss Middleton. At a recent Vogue party Matthew Williamson made it clear that he doesn't intend to work her any time soon. “Kate isn’t a fashion bunny,” he tells Mandrake at a Vogue party. “I don’t know why everyone in fashion is waiting to see what she wears. I’m, like, thinking: get over it.” Although he's recently launched a bridal line, he said that working on the royal wedding dress is not his 'thing'.
Following in the footsteps of Jason Wu, Matthew Williamson has confirmed that he's launching a bridal line. Next year looks like a busy one for the designer. The bridal line will hit stores late next year and October saw him announce the launch his first diffusion line, 'Muse by Matthew Williamson' which is also set to be released next year.
As the Cut points out, white hasn't appeared in any of the designer's mainline collections. After all, he's known for his eclectic mix of colour so it will be interested to see what he does. On the announcement of the new he told ELLE UK:
I wanted to create a bridal collection that is both a natural extension of the mainline eveningwear, but at the same time reflects the opulence of such an important celebratory event. The pieces are characterised by feminine, diaphanous silhouettes in richly embellished luxurious fabrics.
Last night saw everyone from Rihanna to Katy Perry to Miley Cyrus come out to perform at the 2010 American Music Awards. Cyrus definitely gets the award for the most dramatic entrance, turning up in a beautiful Marchesa mini dress with a long train. True to form, Nicki Minaj went avant-garde in a Manish Arora dress, and Rihanna opted for a chic but subdued draped Elie Saab creation.
Oh, God no. You’re making me draw my champagne at the thought! Not initially, anyway. We’ll have agents selling it, and we’re hoping it will have kind of a global presence, and then who knows? We’ll see how it goes.
If you're a fan of Matthew Williamson's signature pieces but don't have the money for it, we come baring good news. This week the designer announced that he's launching a diffusion line called, 'Muse by Matthew Williamson', which is expected to launch next fall.
The move is a good one for the designer. Last year saw him collaborate with H&M on a collection that instantly sold out and had fashionistas queweing for hours in the chance of getting their hands on his pieces. He also has a successful line that for Debenhams called 'Butterfly' but this is the first diffusion line produced under his label.
There are very few shows that get editors excited at London Fashion Week but Matthew Williamson's show is definitely one of them. Last season the designer left us questioning where the Williamson girl who jet sets from Ibiza to Monaco had gone as he catered for an older audience. I don't know what happened this season but our girl was definitely back.
Roisin Murphy, Sienna Miller and Olivia Palermo all watched the first model open the show in a khaki military shorts jumpsuit pleated down the front, shortly followed by multi-tiered jackets styled over strapless dresses. Embellishment made a welcomed return and started off gradually like on a soft khaki top with silver metallic embellishment on the back styled with a multi-layer skirt and developed into full on gold sequin drop waist dresses. Williamson got playful sending models out in khaki trousers with ropped tassels down them. Rainfall jackets came covered in sequins but were paired down and teamed with cropped nude trousers.
In a recent interview Williamson told me that he's constantly inspired by his travels and it looks like he was referencing Africa meets South America for this collection. Tops came in earthy bold oranges with dramatic graphic neckwear and printed dresses had sexy cut outs along the sides or on the back. Just in case there wasn't enough colour, scarves were tie die in blue, orange and purple.