Matthew Williamson is world-renowned for his highly recognisable signature aesthetic. A master of print, embellishment and kaleidoscopic colour, the collections reflect a refined yet spirited sense of glamour, inspired by global and artistic influences.
Born in Manchester in 1971 Matthew grew up and studied there until the age of 17, when he was offered a place on the fashion degree course at Central Saint Martins College, London. He graduated with a BA in Fashion Design and Printed Textiles in 1994.
Matthew Williamson Ltd was founded in February 1997 by Matthew and CEO, Joseph Velosa. Shortly thereafter, Matthew debuted his acclaimed collection, ‘Electric Angels’, at London Fashion Week. Consisting of only fourteen vibrantly coloured looks worn by models including Kate Moss, Helena Christensen and Jade Jagger, it made a huge impact on the fashion world, showcasing a taster of the years to follow.