He's holed up in his studio getting ready to unveil his A/W '09 collection at New York Fashion Week on Tuesday. But Matthew Williamson took five to chat to us about what he's really like behind closed doors. Listen and learn some MW facts to drop into some very fashionable conversations next week...
Matthew famously doesn't like mornings. So what time can we call you? ‘Do not disturb until 10.30am!'
What do you Sky+? ‘X Factor. Come Dine With Me. And I did actually Sky + the Inauguration.'
My new favourite phrase is: ‘Switched up'. It's from the presenter of the show Fashion Police. It cracks me up.
If I wasn't working I'd be... ‘Sewing cushions. Or replastering or repainting the walls.'
My favourite comedian is... Katie Brand
My cocktail of choice... Apple Martini
I'm very particular about my tea... ‘We give our interns Pantone book of beige and point at the exact shade of tan our tea should be...'
People say to me... ‘You are so not like how you look. People say I look haughty, but then they find out I don't take myself that seriously at all!'
And of course we'll be bringing you the low-down from Matthew Williamson's New York show as it happens on Tuesday (as well as everything else going on at NYFW). See you then!
- Melanie Rickey