This fall, fans of Matthew Williamson’s vibrant designs and lavish, gypset aesthetic will celebrate when Rizzoli releases its latest tome, Matthew Williamson. Written by revered British fashion historian Colin McDowell, the book is a historical chronicle of Williamson’s career – from the launch of his debut collection in 1997, through to his current status as a multimillion-dollar brand and celebrated designer.
Starting with an introduction by Williamson himself, the book then turns to Matthew’s friend and muse, Sienna Miller, for a warm foreword. “When I step into one of Matthew’s dresses I feel like I am stepping into his world, which is colorful, ethereal and dreamlike,” she writes. The praise doesn’t end there. Fans can also get a taste of Williamson through the eyes of British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman and Matthew Williamson partner and CEO Joseph Velosa.
Of course, the 256-page hardcover wouldn’t be complete without a series of rich illustrations and photographs. Scattered among the pages, fans will find editorial images, photography of his textile designs, celebrity fashion shoots, mood boards, sketches and scrapbook images – some serious insight into the inspiration and ideas behind the man.
Matthew Williamson (RRP $65) will hit stores on October 5; in the meantime, Matthew Williamson can be pre-ordered from Amazon.com for $40.95.