On Sunday afternoon, after a stop at the Laduree at the back of Harrods for a spot of tea, I headed out to a remote location on the south side of the Thames - the old Battersea Power Station, which was beautiful as well. It was certainly off the beaten path, in the middle of an industrial area comprised of a mixture of warehouses, factories, and wide open lots. There was even a helipad adjacent to the venue, (and yes, a helicopter landed, and brought up a load of dust on its way down).
Inside, the setting was stunning. An expansive, white space, with the back entrance (where the models walked out) opened to the outdoors. It was perfect, especially as the show transpired as the sun was going down.
I wish I had gotten more (and better!) pictures, but you can view the full collection here. I was surprised when the first dozen looks sent down the runway were more utilitarian, and slightly military inspired, when Matthew Williamson is so well known for his use of color and bright prints. Of course, throughout the course of the show, his signature style started shining through.
I absolutely loved the long, sleek silhouette of these wide-legged pants with nautical details, and this gorgeous crocheted, fringe dress.
The beading on the dress to the left was stunning, and the cocktail dress to the right was among my favorites; I love the exaggerated, structured hips, embroidered fabric, and braided straps.