Matthew Williamson Lifestyle


Matthew Williamson has always been famous for print and his foray into stationery, furniture and more is no exception.

His new collaboration with British stationer Papier sees beautiful personalised stationery come to life with iconic prints from Williamson’s 20 year archive. The save-the-dates, menus, invitations and more would add a stylish touch to any wedding or event. The collection is available exclusively from Papier’s website here.

Jungle Bloom Collection


There’s a variety of beautiful prints.


“In a digital age, I still love sending and receiving cards, hand-writing notes and wrapping gifts” – Matthew Williamson


Matthew Williamson also has a general collection of stationery, with pretty packaging and notebooks and journals in 16 prints from the archives, as well as a new print from the forthcoming Spring 2016 collection.

Duresta x Matthew Williamson

Matthew Williamson’s first furniture collection has been released in collaboration with Duresta. There are five upholstery ranges and selected pieces available in a range of fantastic, quirky prints.

The space at Harrods for the launch


“I imagine a woman who buys one of my dresses also wants a fabulous sofa or wallpaper, and it’s this 360° lifestyle approach to my work that I love most” – Matthew Williamson.

Kemp Compact Sofa in Butterfly Wheel Jade


“I tend to go with my instincts, buy what I love, and I’m not afraid to mix things up and experiment.”

Minnelli Day Bed in Marble Butterfly Raspberry


Read more about his bespoke furniture collection and keep up with the latest MW gossip here and shop here.

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Talking A/W 15 Trends with Nottingham Fashion students…

Alannah spent some time talking to some of Nottingham Trent’s Fashion Marketing students about their favourite A/W ’15 trends:

NTU Fashion Marketing student, Emma

NTU Fashion Marketing student, Emma

Emma, a Fashion Marketing student, and I were loving the bohemian trend that has taken over the catwalks. Many designers were inspired by the hippy, floral prints and bright colours, ready for festival season. Two main things we learnt from the catwalks are that florals aren’t just for spring, and layering is everything! Here are some of our favourite looks from Fashion Week.

Anna Sui

Anna Sui’s ditsy floral prints filled dresses, flared trousers and jumpsuits creating a hippy’s paradise on the catwalk. Fringing was the perfect add-on to finish off the look. Pinks, reds and oranges were some of the favoured tones.

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Matthew Williamson

Matthew Williamson’s collection was full of what he does best – creating a girly, fantasy world with swirls and flowing fabrics. Teals and pinks were filled with embroidery and beading – perfect for the bohemian trend.

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Backstage at Matthew Williamson. (Photo credit: Holly Falconer/Mitchell Sams at


Backstage at Matthew Williamson. (Photo credit: Ashley Paton Photography)


Matthew Williamson with some of the models backstage at his show. (Photo credit: @matthewwilliamson Instagram)

Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten is the master of effortlessness and created his own version of the bohemian trend. The deep, royal colours fit well with the regally flowing dresses and trench coats. Feathers and flowers polished off this bohemian look.


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We also looked at two designers we had not heard much about. Fashion students are always looking to be inspired by new designers, and these two got our vote:



(Photo credit: Simon Armstrong | Vogue)


The bright, floral and leafy prints and flowing dresses from Giamba’s collection shows another bohemian influenced designer. The soft yellows and purples blocked with black create beautiful silhouettes and interesting designs. We also see the psychedelic swirls, a big trend this season.

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(All photo credit to Indigital | Vogue unless otherwise stated.)