The lilac satin curtains as the backdrop to the Matthew Williamson show told the whole story: glamour in a soft and subtle way.
But the textural message, mixing fluffy fur and suede fringed boots with silken floral prints or shiny satin two-piece gowns, was as strong a story as colour.
Those shades were almost entirely fixed on bougainvillea pink, lagoon turquoise and sunshine yellow.
This could be imagined as sophisticated wear in Brazil or the South of France, as cool people go to warm places in winter.
But Williamson has left behind his signature, Ibiza, hippie-de-luxe style, and that’s smart. Because with new designers following the wanderlust trail, Matthew has developed a fresh and more sophisticated vision that is still his essential fashion style.