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Style.com Arabia: Live from the Azza Fahmy x Matthew Williamson Show!

Style. com Arabia reports live from London Fashion Week revealing the looks from Azza Fahmy for Matthew Williamson S/S'14 Show! Read the full feature here by Style.com Arabia's Caterina Minthe.

“This season, I want to keep it simple, modern, luxurious, and jet set.” explained Matthew Williamson to us backstage ahead of his show. Meanwhile, Egyptian luxury jeweler, Azza Fahmy, who collaborated with Williamson explained that for this first of a two-part pairing (more to come next Fall), she would present “highly graphic gold pieces expressing movement.”

For the past fifteen years, Matthew Williamson has made his signature by using print and color by the bushel. Collections are inspired by his many travels and his penchant for the Far East has translated to clothes infused with vivacious colors and embellishments. As for Fahmy, her intricate designs are directly inspired by “7000 years of Egyptian culture.” Two designers keen on intricate detailing suddenly going the minimalist route? Ultimately, though the looks were scaled down, the spirited pulse of both designers was not lost. In a primarily day-wear focused collection speckled with only a few bohemian looks, Williamson motioned that while his girl may have grown up and found a job, she can still count on him to dress her to be noticed around the office. And, for good measure, Fahmy added a dangling gold coin bracelet to jingle and jangle.

Bohemian floral print kaftans featuring hand-drawn daisies made an entrance, but the soft prints were subdued further with a thin layering of effervescent orange or lavender blue chiffon. While Williamson’s career girl won’t likely be on extended holiday this coming season, her adventurous and glamorous spirit can still shine through via lime green satin pants or a zebra-print slacks and jacket suit. Sketched floral prints or bud embellishments on loosely fit pencil skirts with pockets also softened any “still at the office” vibe.

Featured throughout the collection were dragonflies, either in prints on flowy dresses, around the neck in iridescent neon mint green, or, alternatively as belt buckles. Dragonflies symbolize a change in perspective and self-realization as an emotional maturity awakens and one lives life to the fullest, without regret. “I just loved it,” actress Sienna Miller told us after the show. The new mother and fervent Williamson supporter, who has recently entered a new phase in her life, will be happy to know that her friend’s collections are maturing right along with her

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