Matthew Williamson is known for his rainbow-like prints and though there were prints to be seen (a summery orchid print gown comes to mind) it was the glittering textural touches that made his s/s 10 collection lust-worthy.
Before the show even began, all eyes were on stalks, but focusing on the front row rather than the catwalk.
There were the usual suspects Erin O'Connor, Yasmin Le Bon and Twiggy; some American imports including socialite Olivia Palermo and DJ Leigh Lezark; and blogging royalty in the shape of Scott Schulman of The Sartorialist and Garance Dore of her eponymous fashion photography blog.
The stark, white venue was the perfect backdrop to Williamson's ornate talents.
Cropped jackets and high waisted skirts appeared in various guises of metallic or with a delicate sheen, subtler than the opulent gold we've become used to this fashion week.
The real talking points, taken note of by several big name editors, were the sheath dresses featuring Aztec prints built up with crystals to become almost 3D. We’re glad Mr Williamson has bid the Big Apple adieu in favour of the lights of London.