Although he’s English, Matthew Williamson was inspired by America’s southwest for his Resort 2014 collection. Arizona’s red-clay mountains, desert landscape and cacti may seem arid to some, but Williamson thought it flourished with design possibility. What he created is a lively assortment of colorful prints that includes palm leaves on almost every look. The colors he chose resemble a Phoenix sunset in burnt orange and red, but didn’t forget his trademark blue!
The printed pants in this set look stellar. Both wide and skinny leg pieces are so flattering. The cocoon-shaped dresses are also a different silhouette we don’t see too often. Most designers have chosen to leave evening gowns in solid colors, but Williamson not only used a cactus print on one of his gowns, it looks so red carpet ready! He’s obviously taking risks with the print, but it works awesomely. The other two navy and coral gowns are incredible. The beading is so gorgeous! Those pieces are both reminiscent of 1950s negligees…feminine and frilly.
There’s a very airy and slightly boho feel in this line. Navy and orange are paired again (two colors that are definitely trending in Resort), and it still looks killer together. Like this color palette suggests, these pieces can be worn from sunrise to sunset interchangeably. We suggest doing just that. fdmLOVES MATTHEW WILLIAMSON resort 2014 selects by Brigitte Segura, written by Allison Ripa.
Photos: Fashion Wire Press