Today WWD is reporting that Danielle Scutt – a Central Saint Martins graduate who showed her own 80s eponymous collections at London fashion week until Spring/Summer 2012 – is joining the Matthew Williamson team as Head of Design. Over the past 15 years, Matthew Williamson has built a brand on his enduringly glamorous vision of bohemian life. Famous for his use of colour and pattern as well as his starry fan club, the Mancunian designer has had a varied career. From the moment his debut ‘Electric Angels’ collection hit London Fashion Week – modelled by Kate Moss, Jade Jagger and Helena Christensen no less – Williamson became the capital’s jet set tailor.
Cara Delevingne Modelling Matthew Williamson A/W 2013 Collection (Credit, Rex)
These days his coterie of beauties – think Poppy Delevingne and Sienna Miller – wear his beautiful printed and embellished dresses across the globe from poolside to the red carpet and through collaborations with H&M and Debenhams alongside the launch of his more accessibly priced Muse line, Matthew has become one of the country’s best known and loved designers.
Matthew Williamson With Friend Gwyneth Paltrow in May (Credit, Rex)
In celebration of Danielle's appointment (congrats!), we thought it a good opportunity to revisit her career to date....
1. Ms Scutt is major fan of 80s style
Her collections were known for featuring a strong 80s silhouette with defined shoulders and nipped in waists and bold motifs. Her love of animal print would certainly make her fit in at Matthew Williamson.
Danielle Scutt S/S 2008, London Fashion Week (Credit, Rex)
2. Since Danielle last showed at London Fashion Week she’s be working on the design team at McQ.
3. Danielle’s designs found fans in leftfield style stars including Gwen Stefani and Agyness Deyn.
Danielle Scutt at the Gareth Pugh For M.A.C Collection in 2011 (Credit, Getty)
4. She’s known for being camera-shy and would often decline to take her bow at the end of catwalk collections.
5. She designed a jewellery collection for Topshop back in 2011 which featured perhaps our favourite lipstick-earring hybrid of all time.
Danielle Scutt for Topshop Jewellery