Matthew Williamson's Durbar
11/11/16

Matthew Williamson's Durbar

Inspired by a recent trip to India, the renowned fashion designer Matthew Williamson’s most recent fabric and wallpaper collection for Osborne & Little exudes Indian glamour with a modern, vibrant twist.

Never one to shy away from colour, the new Durbar fabric and Durbar wallpaper collections have an intense colour palette of cerise, teal, turquoise and jade, combined with less characteristic calm neutrals and trendy metallic accents.



Azari is a stylised recreation of Matthew Williamson's infamous peacock designs, he wanted to capture the essence of the peacock print but with solid blocks of colour and a more intricate design, similar to that of a fine woven lace. Perfect for a glamourous, bohemian look.


Bold, bright and beautiful were Matthew Williamson’s three buzz words for the Mughal print. The design is a dense web of foliage, hiding a garden scene of Indian temples and tigers. The playful and vivid wallpaper design looks incredible on a large scale, and is equally as striking on items of clothing, as seen in the above mood board created by Matthew Williamson.


Named after a breed of butterfly, the Narissa design is a photographic collage of Indian artefacts and framed butterflies which Matthew Williamson collected over the years at London’s Portobello and Kempton markets. The wallpaper was a real passion project for Matthew Williamson, as the butterfly motif lies at the heart of the brand. The staggered thick framed pictures bring such drama to this faux picture wall, and the pattern repeat is large enough to make the design remain unique when used as panels. Pair with a fabric that will highlight the exotic Indian colourings, such as Yamuna. Named after the longest tributary of the river Ganges, Yamuna is made of a finely embroidered paisley design.


Described by Matthew Williamson as a ‘network of hearts, butterflies, insects and flowers snaking and interlinking across the design’, Managerie is the pinnacle of the Durbar collection. The psychedelic design is available as a wallpaper and a printed fabric, and has also made an appearance in the Matthew Williamson’s Spring 2016 fashion line.


The Jai Trellis is a geometric motif in the traditional Indian Mughal style, paired above with the sumptuous Viceroy fabric with its velvet applique detailing. The available colourways of the Viceroy design are incredibly rich and vibrant. The Jai Trellis is also available as a wallpaper, and the metallic sheen makes the traditional pattern very relevant and adaptable to a number of modern design styles.

The existing Cubana Weaves and Miramar semi-plain fabric collections provide perfect co-ordinates for these heavily patterned fabrics.



True to form, Matthew Williamson has created another knockout collection for Osborne & Little, with extreme colour combinations and busy, intricate patterns, exuding Indian flare.

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