Different people get their inspiration from different things and persons. And when it comes to discussion it often happens that many are inspired by their parents, mothers more than fathers.
The same is true about an acclaimed designer Matthew Williamson who says his first muse was his mother.
The British designer is now working with A-celebs like supermodel Kate Moss, Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow but everything he has now he owes to his mother whose flawless look motivated him to enter fashion.
I think my first fashion moment was watching my mom prepare for work. She used to prepare meticulously the night before and I would sit at the edge of the bed and question her. She was a little bit like my first muse.”
Besides the mother, his muses later have been Jade Jagger and actress Sienna Miller.
Sienna Miller is still interesting for the designer. He likes the way she adapted her wardrobe to the tough times of nowadays.
The credit crunch means people spend on things they love rather than trends. Sienna Miller looks great because she’s not afraid to mix designer pieces with cheaper things.
Iconic pieces are good buys at the moment. A brightly coloured belt is my all-time tip – a cinched waist looks great on everybody. A pink patent-leather studded belt transforms a T-shirt dress from being casual and beach-y to a glamorous silhouette.”
- what inspires matthew williamson