Matthew Williamson on the runway, New York, Fall 2009 season
Matthew Williamson on the runway, New York, Fall 2009 season

LONDON, Jun 1, 2009 / FW/ — It seems British designers are coming home for BFC’s 25th anniversary celebration. Matthew Williamson, after showing for 7 years in New York, will unveil his Spring 2010 collection at London Fashion Week, the British Fashion Council announced today.

Known as an exceptional colorist, Matthew Williamson never really left London when he was showing his collections in New York. He continued to maintain an atelier in the British capital. His close ties with London were reinforced with the opening of his celebrated flagship store in 2004 and his return to London Fashion Week in 2007 to celebrate the label’s 10-year anniversary.

The label continues to grow and expand on a global basis -recently opening stores in New York and Dubai.

Just like fellow British label Burberry, Matthew Williamson’s return coincides withBFC’s 25th anniversary celebration (25 years of the British Fashion Council, London Fashion Week and the British Fashion Awards) and the move of London Fashion Week to its new home at Somerset House.

Commenting on the move, designer Matthew Williamson said “London Fashion Week has always been very special to me. I am proud to celebrate with the British Fashion Council in its 25th anniversary and return to showing in London this September. I am really excited to be part of a fashion week that will showcase such a wide breadth of talent with a new home at Somerset House”.

London Fashion Week will take place from 18th – 22nd September at its new cultural home, Somerset House. The move to a more centrally located and iconic venue is part of the council’s 25 year celebrations.

A third British design house plans to announce their move to London later this month.