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Temperley London | Renaissance robes and bridal gowns

While doing the rounds at the autumn/winter press days recently, Naomi got up close and personal with Temperley London‘s winter and bridal collections.

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.

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Temperley London autumn winter 2012 Temperley London aw2012 Temperley London autumn winter 2012 collection Temperley London photos Alice Temperley 2012

Temperley London autumn winter 2012 Temperley London aw2012 Temperley London autumn winter 2012 collection Temperley London photos Alice Temperley 2012

Temperley London autumn winter 2012 Temperley London aw2012 Temperley London autumn winter 2012 collection Temperley London photos Alice Temperley 2012

Temperley London autumn winter 2012 Temperley London aw2012 Temperley London autumn winter 2012 collection Temperley London photos Alice Temperley 2012

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.

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Alice by Temperley autumn winter 2012 Temperley London aw2012 Temperley London autumn winter 2012 collection Temperley London photos Alice Temperley 2012

Alice by Temperley autumn winter 2012 Temperley London aw2012 Temperley London autumn winter 2012 collection Temperley London photos Alice Temperley 2012

Also, take a look at these lovely cashmere scarves, specially designed for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Alice by Temperley autumn winter 2012 Temperley London aw2012 Temperley London autumn winter 2012 collection Temperley London photos Alice Temperley 2012

Alice by Temperley autumn winter 2012 Temperley London aw2012 Temperley London autumn winter 2012 collection Temperley London photos Alice Temperley 2012

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?

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Temperley London bridal collection autumn winter 2012 Temperley London wedding dresses aw2012 Temperley London wedding dress autumn winter 2012 collection Temperley London photos Alice Temperley 2012

Temperley London bridal collection autumn winter 2012 Temperley London wedding dresses aw2012 Temperley London wedding dress autumn winter 2012 collection Temperley London photos Alice Temperley 2012

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One comment on “Temperley London | Renaissance robes and bridal gowns

  1. Sophie Caldecott
    May 9, 2012

    Oh my goodness, I tried on a Temperley wedding dress the other day… bad idea, it was gorgeous and I couldn’t afford it. I’ll post a pic in the Style & Then Some Facebook group!

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