MATTHEW WILLIAMNSON LAUNCHED IN 2019 HIS NEW LUXURY FRAGRANCE COLLECTION.
Created in collaboration with Fragrance Group London, the range includes candles and room diffusers in five signature scents inspired by Matthew's global travels.
The story of Matthew Williamson is an amazing one. Ever since he showed his acclaimed debut show ‘Electric Angels’ in 1997, Matthew Williamson has established a highly recognisable signature aesthetic. A master of print, embellishment and kaleidoscopic colour, the collections reflect a refined yet spirited sense of glamour, inspired by global and artistic influences. Today, this design DNA has translated seamlessly into interiors with a portfolio including Blakes Hotel and Aynhoe Park.
Matthew graduated from Central Saint Martins in June 1994 with a BA Hons 2:1 in Fashion and Print Design. He worked on various freelance projects including dance costumes for the Wayne McGregor company, Marni and Monsoon. He founded a partnership company with Joseph Velosa in September 1996. The company was based out of a flat on the Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1. By December 1996 the label was stocked in Browns London and Barneys New York and was given a one page Spy feature in UK Vogue’s January 1997 issue.
Matthew received two successive nominations for Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, 1999 and 2000. The company celebrated its 5 year anniversary with a series of photographs taken by Rankin featuring celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Kirsten Dunst and Kelis. These photographs were then exhibited in a converted gallery space in West London in September 2002. The image of Jade Jagger was on the cover of Tatler magazine, October 2002 Vol. 297, Number 10.
In June 2003 the company collaborated with the Rug Company on a range of 4 rugs using prints from the ready-to-wear collections. The collections are sold at prestigious stockists worldwide to this day.
In October 2005 Matthew was appointed Creative Director of the Italian fashion house, Emilio Pucci. Matthew divided his time between the UK and Italy during this time, creating the womenswear collections for both the Matthew Williamson and Pucci companies. Matthew worked at Emilio Pucci for 3 years.