01 September 2008

Sneak Peek: Matthew Williamson’s SS09 collection

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'I spent a fun-packed hour with Matthew Williamson this morning as he put the finishing touches to his SS09 collection, and naturally I begged for a sneak preview,' says Grazia's Style Director Paula Reed. 'Prepare for some (very) pleasant surprises when he shows on the NY catwalk in a few weeks' time. All the usual Williamson trademarks are there: the eye-popping colours, gorgeous embroideries and lavish prints. But a new addition to his design team has added a whole new section of sharp tailored looks - not at all what you'd expect and all the better for it. We love a change. Get ready for a great Williamson summer! And we'll be there reporting from the front row.'

'Matthew was also buzzing about the upcoming launch of Sol Kerzner's gobsmackingly over the top One and Only Atlantis resort on Dubai's Palm Island. (Remember, the so-called WAG island where the Beckhams have already bought a villa?) ‘He's bought the top fronds of the Palm and is planning a completely over-the-top opening in November. Kylie's booked for it and every time I suggest ideas for her costumes the feedback is, "Make it more over the top...MORE!" Right now I am working with a lot of feathers and flashing lights... and that's just Kylie's outfit for one! Wait till you see what the dancing boys are wearing!!!' Hmm, we're not sure we can hold out that long.'


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