Matthew M. Williams


Matthew M. Williams Hopes His New Knit Sneaker for Givenchy, the TK-360, Pushes the Conversation Forward

On Monday night, Matthew M. Williams stood beside Rosalía at the Met Gala in New York City. The Spanish singer wore a stunning dress by Givenchy, where Williams currently serves as creative director. Her corset was covered in thousands of embroidered beads and cream-colored ruffles. Details like a metal spine, matching earrings, and set of angular black sunglasses gave a modern feel to the Gilded Age-themed look. Like many men at the annual event, Williams took a much more toned-down approach, wearing a black trench coat over a classic suit. Just 48 hours later, he was back in France and looking onward to other projects. Fresh off of a red eye flight, he sat down in front of a video camera on Zoom to discuss Givenchy’s latest footwear innovation, the TK-360.
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Matthew M. Williams Creates A Givenchy Collection Inspired By American And Parisian Influences For His Autumn Winter 2022 Collection In Paris

Givenchy’s runway shows under creative director Matthew M. Williams have proven so far to be one of artistic and entertaining feats. Set just outside of Paris at the La Defense Arena in Nanterre on a cross shaped runway last night, not one member of the audience was lost in boredom. For this collection Williams succeeded in creating looks in his streetwear style coupled with the house’s elegant history.

Matthew M. Williams Leans Into Streetwear for Givenchy’s Fall/Winter 2022 Collection

Matthew M. Williams is now on his seventh collection with Givenchy. The designer was named creative director of the men’s and women’s collections in June 2020. He represents a class of designers who continue to rise the ranks in luxury despite not having a traditional background in fashion design. He follows Clare Waight Keller, the former creative director at Givenchy, who trained under Tom Ford at Gucci, and worked for Chloe and Pringle of Scotland before joining Givenchy. She designed the wedding dress Meghan Markle wore to marry Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, in 2018.

Givenchy's SS22 Collection Is Matthew M. Williams' Victory Lap

If anything, Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2022 collection is creative director Matthew M. Williams taking a victory lap, having firmly established his uniquely progressive codes at the French maison. Anchored by a fresh selection of advanced footwear, Williams' SS22 collection evokes all the stylistic cues that've become a signature of his Givenchy...

Matthew M. Williams Drops "005 MMW YOGA" Collab With Nike

Following the initial teaser, Matthew M. Williams has now dropped his activewear collaboration with Nike. In addition to the athleisure items, the “005 MMW YOGA” range features a new colorway of the Nike MMW Zoom 4 shoe, which was first teased in September. The lineup is led by...

Matthew M. Williams Teases Yoga Collaboration With Nike

Matthew M. Williams is expanding his Nike partnership with a new yoga collection on the way. The 1017 ALYX 9SM and Givenchy designer took to social media to make the announcement with a teaser photo labeled “005 MMW YOGA.” Although not much information has been revealed just yet, based on the visual, we can expect to see MMW-branded leggings, tops and possibly yoga mats in the creative’s signature technical aesthetic. The upcoming collaboration follows the duo’s activewear range that dropped earlier this year.

Paris Fashion Week: Matthew M. Williams Unveils Latest Givenchy Collection

The renowned house of Givenchy held its first physical runway show under creative director Matthew M. Williams since the California native and streetwear-known designer started helming the fashion house in June 2020. Williams has turned around the sartorial storytelling that Givenchy is known for and that his predecessor was known for, creating modern, edgy collections intended to touch humanity. Filled with streetwear influences and punk ceramic-art techniques — Illinois-born Williams grew up in Southern California and was drawn to skateboard culture from an early age — the spring summer 2022 Givenchy collection, presented at Paris’ La Defense Arena and done...

A Collection Of Contrasts: Matthew M. Williams Unveils His First In-Person Runway Show

Set in Paris’s La Defense Arena, Matthew M. Williams unveiled his first physical runway show for the House of Givenchy on Sunday night with onlookers curious to see his modern design aesthetic. Collaborating with sculpture artist and grim reaper painter Josh Smith, Williams created a collection of contrasts, a trend that fashion is seeing in the spring summer 2022 season.

Matthew M. Williams Unveils a Partnership with Artist Josh Smith at Givenchy

Fashion designers are coming out of the pandemic looking not only for new ways of working, but new moods to reflect the purgatory-like state of late 2021. Matthew M. Williams has found both at Givenchy with the help of the American artist Josh Smith, whose ceramic sculptures and Grim Reaper paintings are rendered in vibrant, joyous colors. Together, they’ve translated the happy-freaky mood of Smith’s artistic practice to Williams’s spring 2022 collection to be presented in Paris this evening.

Matthew M. Williams Shares a Sneak Peek of Givenchy's New Sneaker

Ahead of Givenchy‘s Spring/Summer 2022 show on October 3, creative director Matthew M. Williams has shared a first look at the house’s new sneaker silhouette. Taking to Instagram, the designer posted a series of work-in-progress images of the shoe in two different colorways: black and royal blue. As described by Williams, the footwear style “uses Kevlar mix with TPU thread on the sole unit for durability to create [a] full 360-degree knit shoe from [the] upper to [the] sole.” Givenchy’s logo rounds out the design, which has been placed near the rear in a white hue.

Matthew M. Williams Previews New Nike Zoom MMW 4 Colorway

Matthew M. Williams and Nike will connect once again to release a new color option of the Nike Zoom MMW 4. This time around, we have a pair perfect for the colder months. Matthew showcased the latest color option which comes covered in Brown. Constructed with mesh for ventilation across the upper while Zoom Air cushioning is placed in the forefoot. Other details include a stacked midsole, MMW branding, and dual-branding on the insoles which finishes the look.

Matthew M. Williams Reveals Brown Colorway Of His Nike Zoom MMW 04

To let Matthew M. Williams‘ collaborations go to waste would be a big shame. The Nike Zoom MMW 04’s design, while divisive, is a brutalist form we rarely see — and thanks to the brand’s kindness, the silhouette will thankfully appear once more in a new brown colorway. Things start...

Matthew M. Williams Unveils MMW x Nike Activewear Collaboration

Adding to their ongoing partnership, Matthew M. Williams and Nike have revealed their latest apparel collaboration. Created for women and men, the activewear designs boast the 1017 ALYX 9SM and Givenchy creative director’s technical details throughout. Dressed in all-black, the lineup features chic options for your workouts. The 3-in-1 Top...

Matthew M. Williams And Nike To Deliver A “Rust Factor” Zoom MMW 04

Originally prepared for the Tokyo Olympics, the Nike Zoom MMW 04 is a runner turned futuristic, its form a subversion of everything the Swoosh has refined thus far. And soon, Matthew M. Williams will take things up a notch as he lenses the silhouette through a dark “Rust Factor” colorway.

The Matthew M. Williams x Nike Zoom MMW 04 Appears In Triple-Black

First previewed during New York Fashion Week 2020, Matthew M. Williams‘ Nike Zoom MMW 04 has recently surfaced in an all-“Black” colorway ahead of an anticipated May 25th release at select retailers across Europe. Polarizing in design, the collaborative silhouette features experimental cushioning and tooling solutions along the lines of...