Temperley London Autumn/Winter 2014

Alice Temperley showcased her Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at the prestigious ballroom at The Savoy, an entirely appropriate venue for her lavish collection. The designer worked with her long-time friend and stylist, Katie Shillingford, who made layering a focal point, elongating the clothing and the girls.

The silhouettes consisted of thigh grazing A-line skirts, waists cinched with thick lattice belts, and necks swaddled in oversized scarves. The girls wore thigh high suede boots in cobalt blue and slate grey, of sheer black stockings which lengthened the looks. With an eclectic mix of prints, fabrics and colours, Temperley’s collection was reminiscent of Baroque.

Temperley’s collection featured floral and mosaic prints heavily, with the addition of her signature embellished and appliquéd organza. Her eveningwear also consisted of micro quilting on both the outer and under garments, making for a textured collection.

One flawless, stripped black look was made up of black cigarette pants with a thick waistband, a sheer gold organza blouse with appliquéd floral details, and a floor length black coat with organza lapels and tails that billowed as the girl strutted. Another eye-catcher was a black floor length sheer dress compiled of panels of mesh and mosaic print. Temperley’s use of colour, pattern and silhouette has projected an opulent and priceless collection.

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Photography: Courtesy of Temperley London
Fashion Illustration: Scott W. Mason