This Designer Is Making His Designs Way More Affordable

British designer Matthew Williamson has collaborated with The Outnet on an exclusive swim collection that launches today—just in time for when Australians collectively pack up and jet overseas to escape the cold.

Williamson is known for his sexy, and feminine designs. He’s adventurous with print, colour, and embellishment, making every piece perfect for a summer holiday.  

Keep scrolling to read our exclusive interview with Williamson about his ultimate packing guide, his favourite holiday destination, and where he finds his inspiration.


The Outnet 

Who What Wear Australia: What was it like to collaborate with The Outnet?

Matthew Williamson: The Outnet has always been a long-term supporter of our brand. I was keen to work with them to offer our designs at a more accessible price point.

WWW: The collection is perfect for Australians travelling overseas to escape winter. What are your favourite travel destinations?

MW: The Kerala backwaters in southern India for its naturalistic aesthetic, and Deia, a small coastal village in the north of Mallorca—it’s charming, simple, and relatively underdeveloped.


The Outnet 

WWW: What’s your favourite summer holiday look for women?

MW: Vivid colour and an unexpected juxtaposition of print. Holidays let you step out of your usual style and be more adventurous.

WWW: Where did you find inspiration for this collection?

MW: In the unexpected when travelling. It’s not necessarily the typical sunset, or white sandy beach, but unique finds in markets, or colour combinations in architecture. I’m always on the lookout.


The Outnet 

WWW: And lastly, what are your ultimate packing essentials?

MW: I always travel with my phone and charger, a big pencil case full of pens and pencils and a sketchbook. Tons of T-shirts, sunblock and a straw hat usually do the trick!

Shop the collection.

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