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All Quotes by author - Matthew Williamson
" A catwalk show is just how it's done; it's just what you do - it's central to the presentation of a collection. It will be a very brave designer who gives up the catwalk entirely in favour of a digital show. "
" As the label has developed over the years, more and more structure and tailored pieces have been added, and so, whilst the core values of the brand have remained, I feel it's important to try new things and add more layers and dimensions to a collection every season. "
" Confidence and belief in yourself and your vision is absolutely paramount. The fashion industry is tough - be prepared to take advice and criticism along the way, but have unwavering belief in your vision. "
" Creating a bridalwear collection was a natural progression from my evening wear collections, which are well known for their softly draped and diaphanous silk gowns. "
" Debenhams has a strong track record for developing exclusive designer brands. "
" Developing a new designer colouring book with Laurence King has been a real passion project of mine. "
" Everything I've designed is intended not to match perfectly but to sit together in harmony, to add flair and personality to any room. "
" I always wanted to be a designer and always felt surprised as a child when my sister used to deliberate about whether to be a nurse or a teacher. "
" I am shocked and deeply saddened by McQueen's death. He was a genius, and his talent was second to none. Like many others, I always cited him as a hugely inspirational leader of world fashion. He will be greatly missed. "
" I approach any collaboration I do differently. "
" I did candles because I wanted a candle to put in my home. I couldn't find one I liked. "
" I don't usually Skype. I've used it once, but my boyfriend had to leave instructions: 'This is how you Skype me.' We do it for the business, of course - we have the site and trade online - but, personally, I'm not passionate about it. "
" I got my fair share of stick. But I surrounded myself with fabulous girls, and they all loved me because I made them clothes. I remember making them all leopard print tops and tartan skirts for a party we went to once. It's scary to think about it now, actually. "
" I grew up in the dark ages, pre-digital, when everyone would wait for a magazine each month to see these models who became legendary and iconic, like Kate Moss. "
" I guess I will always be known as a designer who references Ibiza, even though I've only been to the island a couple of times in my early twenties. "
" I had a whistle-stop tour of Havana in a horse and carriage and couldn't stop taking photographs of the decaying yet enchanting buildings and people. "
" I have always been clear about what I wanted to do and who I wanted to dress. However, you need that business sense to help direct your talent. Because at the end of the day, you are selling clothes, and that is the reality which we live in. "
" I love taking elements and colours from nature and then distorting them somehow. "
" I love the fact that H&M has created a new phenomenon in fashion through the pioneering concept of collaborating with high-end designers to create one-off limited-edition capsule collections. I am thrilled that my creations for H&M will be accessible to - and hopefully enjoyed by - so many people around the world. "
" I'm a bit of a digital imbecile. "
" I'm a natural technophobe, but I can see the importance of the digital role, and you have to celebrate it - our site is obviously an incredibly important part of our business now. "
" I'm an independent fashion house. "
" I'm continually inspired by nature, and the rainbow is one of nature's greatest optical phenomenons. The sighting of a rainbow never fails to bring a smile to people's faces. They signify optimism and positivity: with them comes the sunshine after the rain. "
" I'm curious about the mix of the effortless bohemian thing with the very modern. "
" I'm drawn to the way Havaianas capture playfulness and light-heartedness in their products - there is clearly an element of fun. "
" I'm not one to pat myself on my back, but I have had a career for 20 years, and if people are interested in how I did it or if I can give any advice, then that's lovely. "
" In a digital age, I still love sending and receiving cards, hand-writing notes, and wrapping gifts. "
" In England, it's always raining, and I feel like I'm expert in that field. "
" I think Galliano returning to London Fashion Week at some point would be hugely well received by the industry. "
" I think there needs to be extremes in fashion, and Pucci offers another choice. "
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