Laurence King Publishing has commissioned a designer colouring book by “iconic” British fashion designer Matthew Williamson.
Senior commissioning editor for fashion at Laurence King, Camilla Morton, acquired world rights for the new concept book.
Matthew Williamson: Fashion Print and Colouring is intended to give readers an “exclusive window” into his creative process. It will combine his catwalk archive with hand-rendered prints for the readers to colour in.
Williamson said: “Developing a new designer colouring book with Laurence King has been a real passion project of mine. The book offers a real opportunity to not only colour my favourite prints, which I’ve hand selected from an archive spanning 20 years in the fashion industry, but also to give a real insight into how those prints were first inspired, the studio processes involved in creating them as well as showcasing the end product of each print.”
Morton said: “We are really excited to be working with Matthew Williamson on a new book to celebrate his 20 years at the forefront of the fashion industry. Unlike other fashion colouring books, this new format will allow readers to explore Williamson’s unique creative process through a series of high-gloss coloured mood boards, before moving on to 16 beautifully laid out Matthew Williamson prints to colour in. Williamson’s iconic hand-drawn prints and daring use of colour is a mainstay of British design, which makes him the ideal designer for this project.”
The book will be published in September next year to celebrate Williamson’s 20th year in British design.