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SUMMER TIME WITH LEIGH LEZARK AND MATTHEW WILLIAMSON

DJ/Model Leigh Lezark is one of music’s reigning “it” girls.  And, judging by her frequent appearances at runway shows, she’s also a budding fashionista and designer muse.  Now Lezark has teamed with English designer Matthew Williamson in designing a limited edition kaftan that ties into Belvedere Vodka’s new flavor, Pink Grapefruit. I would never have thought that Lezark would pair with someone whose designs are as colorful as Williamson, but this is well-timed to coincide with summer (as is the nod to Pink Grapefruit, even if it’s a bit random).
 
 
Williamson, who is also the former creative director of resort staple Emilio Pucci, designs clothes that tends to be brightly colored and Indian-inspired, making them perennially warm weather favorites. The New York City-based Leigh Lezark will model the print that she created with Williamson for the first time at the launch party for Pink Grapefruit this month, although the design she will be sporting will be a specially designed jumper in the limited edition print, and not the kaftan that will be for sale. Fittingly, she’ll also be joining The MisShapes to DJ the launch party.
 
 
The lightweight kaftan is made with silk fabric and a short hemline meant for an easy transition from day to night. Williamson remarked in a press release that his design for this collaboration “was inspired by the vitality of sultry high summer evenings,” and that he wanted to incorporate “a vibrant sun-drenched palette, and a print that is evocative of exotic destinations ventured by the modern-day, global traveler.”
 
 
 
The silk kaftan and all-in-one will be available exclusively at Matthew Williamson boutiques and online at www.matthewwilliamson.com/shop for £995 / $1540.