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Temperley LondonSpring Summer 2014 London

Runway Review
9/15/2013 NOWFASHION

Temperley London was so sublime, it might as well have been a couture show. Set in the crown jewel of hotels, in the ornate ballroom in The Savoy, it had the feel of a Parisian salon show complete with the customary wedding gown. Alice Temperley said she, "dreamt about celebrating life in a rich, full fragrant Sicilian adventure" and what she showed was nothing short of blue-blooded opulence. On the way out, Hilary Alexander could be heard quipping, "It was fantastic, I can see Kate [Middleton] in that."

The Spring/Summer show was meant to be a celebration of the many milestones of the Temperley brand, from the ethereal ball gowns, to romantic floral motifs, to its signature intricate handwork. But Alice Temperley's collection was more than mere self-referencing; instead, she proposed something very interesting this season by making wearing pink guilt-free. Shades of pink and mauve were employed generously in abstracted orchid and freesia blossoms. The seamless transition between romantic florals to foxy leopard prints made a collection of evening gowns mostly rendered in pink non-reductive. These women are dignified women who happen to have exceptionally beautiful threads.

New trapeze shapes also made a showing in keeping with something more contemporary. The models walked down with an air of conviction in their sensuality that is reminiscent of Italian beauties of the silver screen like Monica Bellucci. Amidst the onslaught of delectable gowns, the hand painted orchid print silk faille structured dress in look number 28 was a standout. The elegant manipulation and flattering placement of the floral print gave it an adorable Brigitte Bardot coyness and spontaneity, especially on the blonde model with her high pony tail that swished in the air.

The show closed with much cheering which is honestly, probably the most befitting way of honouring such a substantial collection. 



Review via: NOWFASHION.COM

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9/15/2013 NOWFASHION

Temperley London was so sublime, it might as well have been a couture show. Set in the crown jewel of hotels, in the ornate ballroom in The Savoy, it had the feel of a Parisian salon show complete with the customary wedding gown. Alice Temperley said she, "dreamt about celebrating life in a rich, full fragrant Sicilian adventure" and what she showed was nothing short of blue-blooded opulence. On the way out, Hilary Alexander could be heard quipping, "It was fantastic, I can see Kate [Middleton] in that."

The Spring/Summer show was meant to be a celebration of the many milestones of the Temperley brand, from the ethereal ball gowns, to romantic floral motifs, to its signature intricate handwork. But Alice Temperley's collection was more than mere self-referencing; instead, she proposed something very interesting this season by making wearing pink guilt-free. Shades of pink and mauve were employed generously in abstracted orchid and freesia blossoms. The seamless transition between romantic florals to foxy leopard prints made a collection of evening gowns mostly rendered in pink non-reductive. These women are dignified women who happen to have exceptionally beautiful threads.

New trapeze shapes also made a showing in keeping with something more contemporary. The models walked down with an air of conviction in their sensuality that is reminiscent of Italian beauties of the silver screen like Monica Bellucci. Amidst the onslaught of delectable gowns, the hand painted orchid print silk faille structured dress in look number 28 was a standout. The elegant manipulation and flattering placement of the floral print gave it an adorable Brigitte Bardot coyness and spontaneity, especially on the blonde model with her high pony tail that swished in the air.

The show closed with much cheering which is honestly, probably the most befitting way of honouring such a substantial collection. 



Review via: NOWFASHION.COM


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