Matthew Williamson for H&M

April 23, 2009 by Lila Delilah

The first time I ever heard of Matthew Williamson I was at a lounge in St. Barths and was finding myself bored with the scene and underwhelmed by the fashion. Everything was just so much the same until a striking woman walked in with the most dazzling kaftan. I stared all evening until I found an opening to make a fashion enquiry. At that moment I was introduced to Matthew Williamson.

It didn’t, however, do me much good. His designs were not to be found in the U.S. I called everywhere looking for a dress like the one I saw until I gave up and made the purchase in London.

Now — like most of fashion–Matthew Williamson’s designs can be found everywhere. There’s Net-a-Porter for online shoppers, Scoop for neighborhood dwellers and his very own downtown boutique for those who yearn to be close to the source. And now starting tomorrow Matthew Williamson can be found at your local H&M.

Looking for the aforementioned kaftan look? It’s there.The price, however, isn’t as thrilling as one might have hoped. Is the above H&M dress really worth almost $350? Let us know what you think.

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