Bethany Williams Is the Queen of Graphics for SS22

There are a number of reasons to crave the bright sun and warmth of summer but if you ask us, the main appeal is the reintroduction of color. Bold graphics are back and so are bright colors. As spring/summer 2022 collections take up their rightful places on shelves, some have really stood out to us and one of those comes courtesy of Bethany Williams.

The young designer from the Isle of Man (in between Ireland and England, for those wondering) has made an indelible mark on fashion since she founded her label in 2017. How? Not just because of creative mastery in terms of upcycling and detailing but also because of an equal focus on charity.

Bethany Williams SS22 sees an expectedly bright assortment of pieces ranging from patchwork pants to intarsia knits. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite items from the new collection which are sure to inspire your summer color palette.

Aside from the obvious centerpiece — the colors and graphic — this sweater is ticking all our required boxes. The mock-neck construction gives the piece great structure, setting the tone for the intarsia detailing throughout.

Made from deadstock fabrics, this recycled zip-through jacket exemplifies the craftsmanship and creativity that really sets Bethany Williams apart from the crowd.

Looking to round out the look with the patchwork pants to match? Job done.

Cactus leather and book waste — we bet you never thought you’d own a coat made of that unlikely duo. Williams shows that there’s a world of alternatives out there for the designers willing to put the work in.

The body of this jacket is cut from organic cotton but the standout pocket detailing is handwoven book waste.

Sure, they feature eye-catching graphics, but the definitive Bethany Williams touch here is that a portion of the proceeds go to the Magpie Project, a grassroots charity supporting children and mothers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Relaxed tailoring and carefully embroidered detailing are a recipe for success here. This jacket is made in the UK’s HMP Downview Prison as part of an initiative to increase wellbeing and reduce reoffending rates amongst prisoners.

A well-cut, lightweight shirt is an essential part of a successful spring/summer wardrobe and this piece feels at once neutral and striking. It’s highly versatile considering how prevalent the colorful graphics are.

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