Matthew Williamson

September 2008

The Gist: Count on Matthew Williamson to interpret a season on his own terms. For spring, Williamson manages to hit the season's trends while sticking to his own aesthetic of bright colors and prints. Featuring: The show's opening look--a hot pink jacket paired with super-skinny cropped pants--says it all. And the clothes just become sexier and more colorful from there: slightly round minis, little vests with elongated lapels, mid-thigh strapless dresses, and fitted and cropped jackets--all in either florals or bright pink and orange hues. Williamson indulges his love of slightly psychedelic, colorful, blown-up prints in maxi dresses, caftans, and tunic tops--some with beading and embroidery--mixed with black leather skirts and studded belts by the end of the show. The "It" Factor For Denver:

This collection is not for the faint of heart. Items like the skinny cropped pants in orange and pink are hot, as are the wildly printed maxi dresses and caftans. Look For It Next Spring At: MAX, 3039 East Third Avenue, 303-321-4949. Visit our Fashion Week blog for more designers and Denver "it" factors. Photos courtesy of Mercedez Benz Fashion Week 2008.

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