Matthew Williamson Announces Capsule Menswear Collection for SS2010

In addition to four annual women’s ready-to-wear collections, international fashion designer Matthew Williamson is to launch a capsule menswear range for Spring Summer 2010, with a view to expanding the line seasonally thereafter.

London, United Kingdom, March 02, 2010 --( The Matthew Williamson capsule collection for men will comprise cashmere jumpers, printed and beaded t-shirts and men’s printed scarves woven in the finest natural fibres. The range features the designer’s characteristic elements of print and embellishment through a rich, yet wearable palette.

The designer commented “I wanted to start a menswear line of slim fitting, luxury cashmere jumpers in a range of great colours. I know these jumpers will become season-less staples in my own wardrobe. Cashmere & silk printed scarves and hand beaded t-shirts compliment the line and form a solid foundation for the collection to grow next season.”

Available exclusively from Feb 2010 in Harrods menswear designer department, as well as Matthew Williamson flagship stores and online boutique.

About Matthew Williamson
Graduating from Central St Martins in June 1994 with a BA in Fashion Design and Printed Textiles, his first job following graduation was a freelance design project with Marni. Matthew was then employed by British fashion company, Monsoon and Accessorize.

The luxury fashion house, Matthew Williamson, was founded in February 1997 by designer, Matthew Williamson and CEO, Joseph Velosa.

In September 1997 Matthew Williamson showed his infamous debut collection, 'Electric Angels', during London Fashion Week. Bias cut dresses and separates in exotic shades of tangerine, fuchsia and magenta were worn by models Kate Moss, Helena Christensen and Jade Jagger. This unique collection of bright, intricately detailed pieces defined and set the pace for the highly recognisable Matthew Williamson signature aesthetic.

Matthew Williamson won the Red Carpet Designer of the Year at the 2008 British Fashion Awards; previously having been awarded Elle Designer of the Year in 2004 and the 2005 Moet and Chandon Fashion Tribute Award. He has also been nominated 3 times for Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.

The luxury fashion house now produces 4 designer womenswear collections annually and currently has a customer portfolio which includes 170 prestigious wholesale accounts around the world and also has an award-winning flagship store on Bruton Street, London.

In 2009, Matthew Williamson opened its first US flagship store in New York, accompanied by a further stand alone retail store in the Dubai Mall, Dubai. This was closely followed by the launch of online stores for the UK, Europe and US.

Matthew Williamson
Artur Jach
0044 (0) 20 7575 3010