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Matthew Williamson

Known for flouncy, bright dresses, this English womenswear brand was launched in 1997 soon after the designer graduated from CSM.

Vital statistics

  • 1997 Established
  • Private Type
  • €8.1 million (2006) Revenue
  • London, United Kingdom HQ

Key people

  • Joseph Velosa Chairman
  • Matthew Williamson Creative Director

Company Snapshot

Company Snapshot

Matthew Williamson is an English fashion designer. He was born on October 23, 1971 in Manchester, England, and studied in Manchester at Loreto College until he was 17. He then moved to London to attend school at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, graduating in 1994.

His eponymous fashion house was founded in February 1997. That same year, Williamson debuted his collection 'Electric Angels' at London Fashion Week.

In 2005, he launched his own perfume range; the following year he was appointed creative director at Emilio Pucci. In 2007, a runway show of his designs was incorporated into the video for Prince's song "Chelsea Rodgers" from his Planet Earth album. In 2007, the Design Museum, London, hosted a retrospective of his work entitled "Matthew Williamson – 10 Years in Fashion.”

In 2008, Williamson was awarded the "Red Carpet Designer" accolade at the British Fashion Awards, where he has also received three nominations for Designer of the Year.

In October 2010 it was announced that Matthew Williamson signed a new licensing deal with MBFG. The deal began a new line – Muse by Matthew Williamson – which hit stores in 2011.

Source: Wikipedia

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