UPDATED: Matthew Williamson will join Burberry at London Fashion Week in September to help celebrate the event’s 25th birthday.
Matthew Williamson, who normally shows at New York Fashion Week, last showed in London as a one off to celebrate his label’s 10th anniversary for the spring 08 season. However he has shown in New York every season apart from spring 08 since 2002.
“The return of labels such as Burberry and Matthew Williamson will further strengthen the extraordinary showcase of innovative design during London Fashion Week.”
Harold Tillman, chairman, British Fashion Council
His return will be a huge boost to London Fashion Week, which has also tempted Burberry back from its normal catwalk home in Milan.
British Fashion Council chairman Harold Tillman, said “We are delighted that Matthew has accepted our invitation to return to London this September and to help us celebrate 25 years of British Fashion. Our schedule has a rich mix of iconic, established and new talent. The return of labels such as Burberry and Matthew Williamson will further strengthen the extraordinary showcase of innovative design during London Fashion Week.”
Matthew Williamson added: “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.”
Williamson’s catwalk show will also coincide with the autumn 09 relaunch of his womenswear collection for Debenhams under the Butterfly by Matthew Williamson banner. The designer edited womenswear out of his Debenhams range to focus solely on accessories two years ago.
Williamson, who is best known for his use of colourful prints, also recently produced a collection for Swedish young fashion chain H&M.
London Fashion Week will relocate to Somerset House this September. Provisional dates for the event are September 18-22.
For tickets buyers should contact the designer’s offices directly. For more information and contact details go to www.londonfashionweek.co.uk.