January 12, 2009 New York
Matthew Williamson, who will celebrate the opening of his new Meatpacking District boutique during shows in February, stuck with the tried-and-true for pre-fall. His typically ornate, print- and pattern-heavy lineup was equal parts ethnic (Tibetan-inspired embroidery) and glam rock (sequins, stones, skimpy vests). The more structured leopard minidresses—in a Sprousian palette of electric blue, green, and fuchsia—felt fresh.
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