Williamson show opens at Design Museum

Fashion designer Matthew Williamson’s retrospective exhibition kicks off at the Design Museum in London tomorrow

Williamson, who has a store in Mayfair and is creative director at Pucci, has designed collections worn by celebrity clients including Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sienna Miller.

The 10 Years in Fashion show will present his most iconic designs and will deconstruct the process behind his work, highlighting his use of pattern, print and colour.

Other events relating to the exhibition include an illustrated talk and discussion giving behind-the-scenes insights into the process of curating the show by head of exhibitions Donna Loveday.

The talk will also take a detailed look at the exhibition itself and the cultural significance of Williamson within British fashion. It takes place on Monday 29 October from 11am to 12pm, and is repeated again at 2pm to 3pm.

Additionally, a study day on Monday 5 November from 10.30am to 4pm gives an opportunity for students of fashion and textiles to explore how initial ideas blossom into fully fledged designs.

It includes a curator’s tour, a design brief devised by an industry professional and a real-life insight into the fashion industry.

10 Years in Fashion runs from 17 October to 31 January 2008. For further information see www.designmuseum.org

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