DALLAS, Nov 25, 2008 / FW/ — British designer Matthew Williamson joins Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and Viktor & Rolf at H&M as a guest designer creating a one-time collection for the trendy Swedish retailer to make high street fashion available at affordable prices.
The exclusive Matthew Williamson for H&M collection will be available at selected stores worldwide beginning April 23, 2009 until mid-May 2009. Marking a milestone in his career, the British designer will debut his first ever menswear pieces in this upcoming collection.
Known as a great colorist in the fashion circle, Matthew Williamson took the fashion world by storm in 1997 with a color-drenched collection modeled by Kate Moss, Helena Christensen and Jade Jagger on the London catwalk.
With an expanding celebrity and high-profile clientele that include Sienna Miller, Keira Knightley, Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow, Williamson begun unveiling his collections in New York.
Soon after, he was chosen to replace Christian Lacroix at Emilio Pucci as Creative Director, wherein Williamson would stay for 3 years, like his predecessor. Wast year he was honored with an exhibition at the Design Museum in London – “Matthew Williamson – 10 Years in Fashion”.
Seeing his collaboration with H&M as an incredible opportunity, Matthew Williamson comments, “ I love the fact that H&M have created a new phenomenon in fashion through the pioneering concept of collaborating with high-end designers to create one-off limited edition capsule collections. I am thrilled that my creations for H&M will be accessible to and hopefully enjoyed by so many people around the world.”