This year marks the 15th anniversary of celebrated British Designer, Matthew Williamson. For Spring/Summer 2013, Williamson decided to celebrate his company’s anniversary by revisiting his debut ‘Electric Angels’ collection and rediscovering his love of India both in textiles and color. “We thought it’s been 15 years so let’s take the DNA of the brand and all the elements we love” says Williamson. An explosion of color featuring azure, turquoise and fuchsia were not the only sign of India or the annual Holi Festival, sparkling beads and mirror ornaments were scattered amongst the collection with refinement and precision. A unique touch that Williamson added was working with the artist Shane McAdams, who created abstract images of areas like Kerala and Tibet that emerged on some of the trousers.


Themes – India and the annual Holi Festival: bold colors and prints

Colors – Azure, turquoise, hot pink, red, coral pink, citron, orange, cerulean blue, periwinkle and nude

Key Items – Printed cropped pants; sheer blouses; cigarette pants with bleeding blossoms; colorful shorts; boxy jackets; embellished mini dresses

Prints/Patterns – Dip-dyed watercolor prints, Indian prints, abstract images created by Shane McAdams.


Fabrics – Chiffon, silks, satin, leather, wool and jersey

Accessories – Long tasseled necklaces, beaded belts, ultra-embellished bags and platform sandals in collaboration with Joanne Stoker

Swag – Matthew Williamson has quite the British following and we at StyleCartel are also fans from his namesake brand to his collaboration with Topshop. We see Matthew Williamson growing his teenage brand into full adolescence and we hope to tag along for the ride. We want to see these looks on not just the Brits – Sienna Miller, Cat Deeley and more – but, also some American celebs and possibly royalty, around the globe.