*images via vogue

Did Matthew grow up this season or what? I have been a huge fan of Matthew Williamson for many years (we both did an internship with Zandra Rhodes in London, my little claim to fame ; )) and have always enjoyed his off the wall color and print usage. But this season his collection has a sophistication that I have not previously seen from him…and I like it. The prints are great, sort of a hodge podge of many trends out there (floral/paintbrush/ombre), but the colors are exquisite and are a great jumping off point for fall. These are a few highlights, but please check out the entire collection.


*Images via Oscar de la Renta

I was blown away by the wonderful array of prints Oscar de la Renta used in their latest girl’s dress collection. They have the traditional “girl” color stories, pinks/purples, but also used a wonderful palette of peaches and olive greens for a more sophisticated option. With the mini polka dot thrown in the mix, this is a perfectly merchandised collection! I love it!


Cool vintage fabric inspiration for sale at whimsiedots.


*images via vogue.com


So..in summary, this collection is breathtaking. After taking over the house of McQueen, Sarah Burton turned to what inspires and heals us…nature. The collection is amazing from far away, but to grasp the intensity and pure beauty of these garments one really needs to see the garments in person(don’t we all wish) or check out the detailed photographs available(thank you style.com & vogue!). As a textile designer, the textures and materials used are a huge source of inspiration and will definitely influence my work for future collections. Enjoy these photos I put together and look for more to come in the next few days…

*images via style.com & vogue.com

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