Last December, Matthew Williamson installed Danielle Scutt as his head of design, but she is no longer with the brand. What that means is that Spring was all down to Williamson himself; he was up for the task. “I have been doing this a long time, and the trick is to not make a collection repetitive and boring,” he said backstage. “We have to infuse some freshness in it, and here there are no curveballs, no tricks. This all came straight from the heart.” Williamson is known for his use of tapestry, brocade, embellishment, and embroidery, and he has a keen eye for tailoring. All of that was on display here, as he turned a well-worn travel reference into a strong collection.