Having already reviewed her recent collaboration with Barbour (read about it here) as well as being a fan of her work, I was quite excited to see what this young designer – her label was born in 2000, which is no time at all in fashion years – had in store. When designing her next collection, Alice Temperley reopened her old Royal College of Art sketch books, taking inspiration from the religious paintings and tapestries of the Renaissance Movement. Embroidered satin, velvet, taffeta and floral prints are mixed with heavy gold brocades, giving the whole collection an opulent and multi-textural feel.
ALICE by Temperley, the designer’s more casual and affordable diffusion line, pays homage to a host of French style icons. 1950’s necklines à la Brigitte Bardot, oversized knitwear and beautifully finished leather jackets worthy of Vanessa Paradis’s wardrobe, are brought together by a simple monochromatic color palette, with black, white and smokey grey taking the lead.
Also, take a look at these lovely cashmere scarves, specially designed for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
As you all may know by now, one of team S&TS, Sophie Caldecott, recently got engaged Ever since then, the rest of the team have been snapping up invitations for bridal press events and keeping their ears to the ground for anything wedding-related that could inspire our very own bride-to-be. I decided to lend a hand by snapping my two favourite wedding gowns from the Temperley bridal collection. What do you think Sophie?