I love being thrown a cosmic bone. It makes up for having to take the Tube everywhere. Mine came in the form of a second row/end aisle seat at Matthew Williamson's AW/10 show and an interview with the man himeself. Big praise goes to the desinger who drew a crowd of familiar faces inclusing Sienna Miller, Twiggy, Yasmin Le Bon, Olivia Palermo, Pixie Lott and Jodie Harsh. The collection drew inspiration from the films of Pedro Almodovar - a Eureka moment Williamson got upon meeting Penelope Cruz. "I was always an admirer of how she looked on screen," he says. "But in the flesh I was quite taken by her. It definitely started me thinking of Spain and that's how the collection began." A rich palette of oranges, shocking pink and mulberry lifted the line which I praise and to which he tongue-in-cheekily replied "said she dressed head to toe in black." He took on board that it was a hereditary hazard being Irish. Aside from colourways, structure was surprisingly present. "It was about making things sharper and stronger but still with a romantic element," says the designer of his architectural form - an evolution beyond the bohemian spirit for which he is known.