January 12, 2010 New York
Boho dresses and breezy caftans may be the top sellers at Matthew Williamson's recently opened Dubai boutique, but they're nowhere to be found in the designer's pre-fall lineup. Instead, there were city-chic options for the kind of girl who might jet off to tropical climates now and again but spends most of her time navigating the concrete jungle. Slouchy trousers with military-style brass buttons were paired with little structured jackets, including a great brocade version with rabbit-fur panels. Williamson dabbled in rainbow hues for evening, but kept the spotlight on short, structured chiffon numbers. It's great to see him so razor-focused, even if it means anyone on the hunt for the psychedelic prints and billowy silhouettes he's famous for will have to go to Dubai.
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