While the fash pack discussed who’d be wearing what at tonight’s star-studded Bafta Awards it was down to business at Somerset House and surrounding venues. Capturing the mood, which I must add, feels a tad serious this season, was Matthew Williamson. This time round Williamson abandoned his floaty bohemian aesthetic in exchange for a cleaner, strong-lined look. “I wanted to sharpen things up a bit,” he told press backstage and this he did with slim-cut trousers, ribbon-trimmed shift dresses and boxy coats in vibrant shades.
A sentiment that was clearly echoed elsewhere – the Fash Ed’s favourite Richard Nicoll received praise galore for his easy take on precision-cut tailoring. The London born Australian bred designer has been highly regarded by the fashion press for sometime and his talent has not gone unnoticed as he fronts Italian brand Cerruti later this month. For his own eponymous label however, he offered suiting softened with pleats, drapes and panels. Perfect for the style savvy working girl.