Matthew Williamson Plans His “Escape”
At Matthew Williamson’s Resort presentation last week, we couldn’t help but notice that the master of beachy prints and flowing caftans seemed to be feeling a more urban beat. The Resort collection is full of great separates, but most seemed fitter for a staycation than a jaunt to the tropics.
Island-hoppers shouldn’t worry. Williamson isn’t abandoning the pieces his fans still clamor for; he’s expanding them into their own collection. For pre-spring (i.e., Resort, in stores in late autumn), he’s launching Matthew Williamson Escape, which he calls “a complete capsule wardrobe of luxury pieces for the high summer season.” That means breezy print jumpsuits, dresses, and caftans, along with tie-front maillots, cover-ups, and paper bag-waist shorts. Everything, in other words, you might have missed among his usual Resort offerings.