"Matthew Williamson"s use of colour is so assured": Liz Jones loved the tailoring but loathed the fox fur at last night"s show

'Matthew Williamson's use of colour is so assured': Liz Jones loved the tailoring but loathed the fox fur at last night's show

At the Royal Opera House last night, with a front row that included
Olivia Palermo, Tess Daly and model Jacquetta Wheeler, Matthew
Williamson showed an Autumn/Winter 2012 collection was totally bling.

Multi-coloured fur jackets over gold trousers, sequin and feathers flapper
dresses under tweed…

Nipple-revealing sheer, capes thrown over the
top. Dip dyed fox tails were not to my taste, but a pale blue trouser
suit was.

Matthew Williamson

Mumbai magic: Demure necklines, tropical fruit brights and the blue of a sunny Mumbai sky

Matthew Williamson

Less Ibiza, more
Mumbai: Williamson's use of colour is so assured: his riot
of orange, raspberry, turquoise are reminiscent of India

Perfect combination: The designer is so natural in the way he combines colour

Perfect combination: The designer is so natural in the way he combines colour

I loved the gold brocade high pencil with teeny waist, but I liked less
the shiny patterned trousers.

Williamson's use of colour is so assured: his riot
of orange, raspberry, turquoise all remind me of India. Less Ibiza, more
Mumbai.

Subtle, beautiful

Inspired use of colour

Inspired: Subtle, beautiful colours that work so wonderfully together

Liz did not love the fur trim on some of the outfits

Liz did not love the fur trim on some of the outfits

Edgy: Gem-toned shifts

Edgy: Gem-toned shifts with chiffon overlays

Well-cut coats, crystal-embellished dresses

Well-cut coats, crystal-embellished dresses

Williamson styles his looks welll, with skilful layering

Williamson styles his looks welll, with skilful layering

Williamson's tailoring is pitch perfect, while his styling is skilful

Slick, skintight dresses were printed with eye-catching designs

Slick, skintight dresses were printed with eye-catching designs

Totally bling: Showy ostrich feathers trimmed a tangerine lace dress

Totally bling: Showy ostrich feathers trimmed a tangerine lace dress

Graphic prints and greys, chartreuse and turquoise made for a futuristic look at times

Graphic prints and greys, chartreuse and turquoise made for a futuristic look at times

Matthew Williamson also attracted some A-list fans including Holly Valance, Poppy Delevigne, Olivia Palermo and Tess Daly

Matthew Williamson also attracted some A-list fans including Holly Valance, Poppy Delevigne, Olivia Palermo and Tess Daly

Enchanted: Holly and Poppy, and Olivia and Irina Lazareanu, gaze at the runway

Enchanted: Holly and Poppy, and Olivia and Irina Lazareanu, gaze at the runway

Enchanted: Holly and Poppy, and Olivia and Irina Lazareanu, gaze at the runway

Man of the moment: Poppy poses with Williamson after the show, while Tess rocked some very bright heels with head-to-toe black

Man of the moment: Poppy poses with Williamson after the show, while Tess rocked some very bright heels with head-to-toe black

Man of the moment: Poppy poses with Williamson after the show, while Tess rocked some very bright heels with head-to-toe black