London’s designers were all about glamour and extravaganza for Spring 2019. The maximalist trends aren’t going anywhere soon. The next sunny season will be all about wild prints, sequins, intricate details and more. Check the hottest trends we spotted at LFW that you’ll want to try in Spring 2019.
Alice Temperley is behind the eponymous label Temperley London. The very British designer started the brand in 2000, only a year after her graduation from the Royal College of Art. In its seventeenth year of business, the brand still keeps the strong individuality and uniqueness of its designs.
The Resort 2018 Collection by Temperley London is everything that the brand is but in a completely new form. The modern bohemianism is incorporated almost in every piece of the collection. The long colorful dresses and skirts with a relaxed fit are flaunting a pure boho vibe.
Alice Temperley is well known for her creative artisan techniques and intricate hand-worked embellishment. The Resort 2018 Collection definitely features interesting techniques and a lot of handmade details. The complex designs feature a lot of prints, patterns, and embroidery. The inspiration for the prints and the other decorations came from different fields such as botany, astronomy, mineralogy and etc.
In the Resort 2018 collection there are so many details that are worth mentioning. When it comes to dresses there are literally designs to satisfy everyone’s color cravings. The long printed dresses are the perfect outfit for sipping cocktails at some exotic beach bar or for a leisure walk around town.
The midi dresses with deep V-neck and empire waist are a great choice for the summer events that are on your schedule. The design is simple but the details are strong and will turn heads everywhere you go.
Alice couldn’t resist the sheer trend that is taking over lately. She added a dress with a sheer top for the most daring women who like to nurture the bohemian vibe in their style.
Speaking of dresses, what we love about Alice Temperley is that she gets you covered with a dress for every occasion. The dazzling cocktail dresses are a true treat for our eyes and in the name of the bohemian spirit, Alice paired them with flip flops.
The Collection has a strong disco moment thanks to the dazzling silver deep V-neck jumpsuit made of sequins as well as the matching blazer and skirt made of the same fabric.
For those who are not fans of sequins, Temperley has long elegant silk dresses with dazzling but quite discreet embellishments. Finally, the ultimate bohemian gals can enjoy vintage gowns full of patchwork and ruffles.
Speaking of ruffles we can definitely state that they are present in almost every piece of the Resort 2018 Collection in different shapes predominantly on the sleeves and hemlines.
The lace is present in many of the designs from gentle jumpsuits to heavily embellished dresses. The collection also includes many multicolored skirts paired with matching oversized tops and oversized V-neck blouses.
Even if you are not a color person Temperley London got you covered. If you thought that you can’t rock bohemian clothes in the office it’s time to change your mind. The classic white shirt and black trousers outfits are modified to bring a soft dose of edginess and break the monotony of the office look.
Outwear is as diverse as the entire collection. Temperley London made classic structured black coats to compliment your outfit for work or a formal dinner. The leather jackets come in heavily embellished and solid styles. The black leather jacket with a swan and red floral details is what boho dreams are made of.
For those who prefer simple designs the good news is that Temperley London still has something to offer. If you decide to play it on the safe side you will definitely like the bright pink dress with a big ruffle on the hemline and the outfit with a white simple blouse and printed long skirt.
It’s safe to say that the resort 2018 Collection by Temperley London has everything you need at one place. Alice Temperley and her team managed to create something so diverse and beautiful that can connect different people regardless their style or age.
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Putting vintage Fifties and Seventies-inspired vibes together with Art Nouveau references has never been easier thanks to Alice Temperley’s latest Temperley London bridal spring 2018 collection, the 11 pieces of which all exude some of the most elegantly mixed fashion inspirations we yet had to see in a bridal collection.
Although getting inspired by either the Fifties/Seventies or by Art Nouveau, is something that, to put it in Miranda Kerr’s words, couldn’t be defined as properly “groundbreaking” (especially when it comes to springtime), the newest Temperley London bridal spring 2018 collection gives us an extremely intriguing new vision of ethereality and tradition, with all the proposals being anything but banal.
The first thing one cannot help but notice is how skillfully Alice Temperley managed to include the abounding amount of intricately embroidered Art Nouveau-inspired patterns in the gowns, often accentuating their motifs either with ultra romantic sweetheart necklines or lace patterns (or even both). From time to time, she even implemented cascades of minuscule crystals in the more Art Nouveau-infused gowns, with the Regina gown being the one covered with crystals most.
“It’s like a Fabergé wedding dress,” Temperley said regarding her Regina wedding dress. “It looks like corsetry, this embroidered armor, but it’s actually soft.”
Delicate, elegant, and softly structured, the Temperley London spring 2018 bridal collection’s Art Nouveau proposals inspire us to immerse ourselves in one of the most otherworldly scenarios (or, alternatively, in Alphonse Mucha’s artwork), and we bet will consequently inspire the many brides-to-be to dare with something conventionally ethereal for their big day, too.
As for the vintage-inspired styles, Alice Temperley flawlessly and effortlessly hit it big as well. With this season being “very ethereal, dreamy, and soft, but super-glamorous,” Alice Temperley couldn’t exempt herself from experimenting with some cool, Fifties-inspired diva-like proposals as well, yet filtering each one of the styles through a more modern boho lens as a way to put “a little twist on things,” as she told Vogue.com.
For these reasons, all of the remaining Temperley London spring 2018 bridal collection’s gowns combine the iconic flared lines of the Seventies, especially when it comes to the sleeves, with the Fifties-inspired hourglass figures, with the corsets being particularly essential in defining the overall silhouette.
As a way to subtly break with all of the aforementioned leitmotifs, Alice Temperley even added a much-appreciated kind of dynamicity to her Temperley London bridal spring 2018 collection thanks to asymmetrically frilled hems, which also create an appealing contrast with the overall softness of the proposals, as well as with slightly shimmery, Nineties-inspired fabrics, which transposed the Art Nouveau embroideries from one material to another.
All in all, Alice Temperley’s latest take on the bridal fashion is purely dreamlike, and it is definitely not that hard to understand why more and more brides are eager to head to Temperley London’s store to find their perfect wedding dress.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
Alice Temperley’s inspiration of vintage fans led her to create her Temperley London fall/winter 2017-2018 ready-to-wear collection. Those in attendance during London Fashion Week were lucky to see the details in her collection that were inspired by the filigree and floral details of vintage fans.
The filigree that she input in her ensembles was placed with fantastic restraint, allowing for the enhancement of the garment, rather than it being taken over by the print. This allowed every element of the garments to showcase harmoniously as they made it down the runway, giving her work an extra boost. The floral and filigree designs within the fans were clearly beautiful as the collection they inspired is full of nuanced details and a great variation of style options.
As a realist, Alice Temperley did admit that she had envisaged a “cleaner and chicer” aesthetic. The ensembles ranged from chic to daring and interesting with a touch of romance. As the designer of a collection boasting a detailed element of flowers or filigree, which could have easily been an overpowering mangled collection, she deserves a world of credit. The collection was fantastic and let’s be real, her evening wear was brilliantly beautiful.
As with many of the collections that showed during New York Fashion Week – the Temperley London collection was to provide a bit of an escape from the current world through the designs. Temperley confessed: “I’m so sort of bored with the scary world out there that you have to get lost in creating something that’s your own and different and a little bit more dreamscape-y,” and her effort is well appreciated.
The floral prints adorning her collection are done boldly; there is no missing them on full skirts and necklines. The impeccable way that the embellishments like sequins were used was unobtrusive and reasonable creating a tasteful application of the details to the designs. The layered skirts were very interesting with a bit of a worldly traveler vibe to them. Silk jacquard is a favorite amongst a lot of fashion fans and designers, so these options here were definitely well received.
The Temperley London fall/winter 2017-2018 collection really went for goal with gusto in a collection that even included Lederhosen and Princess Di collars and even embroidery with open and closed mouths. Though the design inspiration for the collection was beautifully embellished fans, and the elements of these were definitely seen, Alice Temperley took risks as well and made her collection more likeable.
Her very interesting finishing touch on a few of the looks was the outerwear, which included some long knits that would not necessarily look completely amazing on their own but worked beautifully well with the rest of the ensembles and the collection as a whole.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
London-based Alice Temperley knows how to travel back in time and immerse herself in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as proved by her latest Temperley London pre-fall 2017 collection as well.
Although being definitely fairytale-like, the Temperley London pre-fall 2017 collection continues many recent pre-fall 2017 collection’s darker leitmotifs, which will surely help make next year’s pre-fall season more mysterious and magically appealing.
For her latest pre-fall 2017 collection, Temperley directly drew inspiration from her beloved British countryside, embodying both its naturalistic motifs (in terms of both the flora and fauna) and its Victorian-inspired figures from the 19th century (yet filtered through a more feminist lens). Both the day- and eveningwear got, in fact, embellished either with floral or fauna-inspired patterns, the motifs of which will definitely light up and help us cope with the pre-fall season’s usually pessimistic and nostalgic attitudes.
Temperley’s pre-fall 2017 woman is neither afraid to wander, nor to freely express herself in all her glory, as she does dress to impress, yet only herself. “She’s the hunter and gatherer and she’s collecting her charms and things — she’s from the forest,” Temperley told WWD of her pre-fall inspiration. “It’s an English countryside fairy-tale.”
Although being predominantly dark-toned, the Temperley pre-fall 2017 collection seems to follow the fairytale’s signature archetypes, with the magician, the heroin, and the witch being independent women that know what they want. Both the more conventionally feminine and more mannish-inspired outfits exude strong vibes that one really cannot ignore, as they inevitably charm us.
Flirty frilled hems and oversized, androgynous coats harmoniously coexist throughout the collection, encouraging us to mix and match and have fun with fashion. Victorian-inspired pilgrim collars got instead paired with more modern layered gowns and then refined with colorful floral patterns, the vivacity of which plays a dynamic contrast with the signature darker Victorian elements.
As the collection drew to a close, Alice Temperley also had fun adding holiday-ready staples, such as asymmetrical dresses with a slight flamenco appeal, floor-length princess-like frocks with sensually sophisticated plunging-V necklines, and even more Nineties-inspired, oriental-infused proposals dipped into cascades of contrasting sequined patterns, which truly give as a glimpse of not only Temperley’s astounding tailoring skills, but also versatility.
With this Temperley London pre-fall 2017 collection being so diverse, we cannot wait to see what Alice Temperley has in store for us for the upcoming fall/winter 2017-18 season as well!
Photos courtesy of Vogue
If there’s one thing we should always take for granted, that’s the fact that Alice Temperley’s bridal collections will always be astoundingly imposing. The newest Temperley London bridal fall 2017 collection just confirmed it once again, as its otherworldly, fairytale-like dresses infused the runway show with romantic, if not almost magical, touches.
The overall Temperley London fall 2017 bridal collection’s silhouettes tended toward the ample, leaving thus enough room for Alice Temperley to play with delicate details, such as 3-D floral embroideries and feathers. It was an old style glamour pictured in this collection, as it veered toward the Seventies-inspired boho chic motifs, as well as used Roaring Twenties and Thirties Art Deco references, of course, here translated into strong Hollywood diva-inspired vibes.
While the mermaid dresses and the A-line gowns with structured feathery shoulders copiously drew their inspirational motifs from Art Deco and the Twenties, the airy staples sort of met Mother Nature halfway, as their hand-sewn colorful flowers and botanical patterns gave a textural, multi-dimensional appeal to the entire collection. Such colorful patterns might not embody conventionally autumnal themes, but will surely end up radiating a bright confidence and an apologetically cool elegance at any late September outdoor wedding ceremony.
Floral crowns and tiaras surely helped enhance the Temperley London bridal fall 2017 collection’s natural theme, the patterns of which were at the core of the latest Temperley London ready-to-wear lineup, too.
Bejeweled belts cinched at the waists, intricate beaded geometrical motifs and Swarovski crystals revamped, on the other hand, the more Hollywood-approved pieces, which inevitably featured extravagant fabrics and finishes. Glittery gowns, sleek, lightweight fabrics and even sequined patterns gave this collection its most intriguing haute couture hint, balanced by Alice Temperley’s ample usage of sheer, see-through lace patterns and draped cuts.
The most variegated and astounding side of the collection lay, however, within Temperley’s approach to the necklines. Alternating everything from sweetheart to plunging V-necklines, turtlenecks and even Americana cuts, Alice Temperley never stopped playing with the lineup’s proportions and volumes, as she really managed to diversify the styles and reinterpret the classics just by adding, or cutting away, several inches of cloth.
Pearls, Swarovski crystals, glass bugles, scalloped hems and the omnipresent floral appliqués and embroideries played a huge role in redefining the necklines too, as we all know that when it comes to tailored detailing, Alice Temperley never backs down.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
We have always loved Temperley London fashions and with good cause! Alice Temperley is all British, all style, and as she’s proven to the world, full of awesome. Her fashion label launched back in 2000, this millennial project has certainly developed into one of the top stars of the London Fashion Week, making her Temperley London spring/summer 2017 collection an incredible sight to behold.
Looking anything but her 41 years of age, Temperley has the spunk and creativity needed to bring her work to the forefront, something she manages to do with relative ease these days. As for the upcoming spring looks for 2017, she certainly has you covered from head to toe in brights and beauties, meant to have you looking as light and youthful during the summer festivals as you feel during the warmer days.
Of course, the style of this presentation will not appeal to everyone since the idea of glamping (glamorous camping) is not everyone’s cup of tea. For us though, having some awesome pieces to wear out to a good festival is a must and Temperley London is quick to provide what is asked for.
It is a highly specific collection and brings happy-go-lucky individuals with dolled up RVs, sipping champagne while listening to the latest beats comes to mind. Lazy weekends in high fashion anyone?
The colors induce a summer festival feel and the styles presented are quite feminine, with gentle sways and perfect falls of fabric against lady curves. Halter necks appear a dime a dozen, maxi dresses are a must, smocked peasant tops are never going out of style it seems, and a whole bunch of dreamcatcher motifs bring the hippy out in all of us.
Teasingly playful and utterly divine, we are in love with the whole thing, from the pattern combinations to the decorative scarves around the necks, the patterned ankle-banded sandals to the slouchy wraparound looks that bring in a taste of India. We see single-shoulder designs and some off-the-shoulder longer sleeves, little rompers with plunging necklines and slanted ruffled fabric adding softness to a piece.
A few A-line skirts also come into the mix, never losing their colorful patterning, while there are multiple jackets to choose from throughout that incorporate the summer feel down to the buttons. The silhouettes are elongated, the sleeves at varying lengths, the hair let loose around the shoulders and the eyewear simply too lovely to pass up on when the spring and summer months roll around.
We even see a touch of translucent here and there, binging the focus to long legs that are defined with the high-heeled platforms adorning the models’ feet. We can totally see Temperley London designs taking over the summer shopping sprees. That leopard print center-split maxi most certainly has our name written all over it.
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Offering us a slew of vibrant colors, ethereal, festival-like styles and a one-way ticket to Mexico, the newest Temperley London resort 2017 collection is here to make us daydream and long for the sunny days at the beach and the sound of the ocean waves crashing onto the shore. To find inspiration in and get overwhelmed by the nostalgic feelings Mexico and the ocean in general may evoke, Temperley London’s creative director Alice Temperley brought a bit of Mexico to her studios in London, namely, a few handmade dreamcatchers from Mexico she found while exploring the country during her trip a few months ago.
Like Erdem Moralioglu, who drew inspiration from his vacation in Japan for his Erdem resort 2017 collection, Alice lost herself in a wonderland, wherein nature, traditions and bright colors blend well together creating landscapes that are almost too fairytale-like for this planet. Influenced by her Mexican dreamcatcher, she quickly began drawing her resort 2017 line-up, ending up creating something that is as carefree and free-spirited, as vacations in Mexico.
“We are embracing that free spirit,” she stated, explaining that her Temperley girl is “in the desert, she’s slightly bleached out, and in the sun. We imagined her to be surrounded by dreamcatchers.”
The funny (if not almost magical) thing is that browsing through the lookbook, it is almost impossible for us not to feel like surrounded by dreamcatchers, with our dreams caught by the incredible color palette, psychedelic patterns and sinuous lines the designs feature, the latter not entirely curve-hugging the figures but enhancing them anyways.
“The engineering was really key this season,” revealed Temperley, confirming our perception of being hypnotized by pieces. Each Seventies-inspired, festival-like print is geometrically perfect and, if combined with similar geometrical details, such as V- and off-the-shoulder necklines or even strategic cut-out, perfectly balances the silhouettes. Billowy, butterfly sleeves got paired with horizontal patterns, tight waists and balloon skirts, while elliptic prints and relaxed gowns got combined with either off-the-shoulder necklines or rounded cut-outs.
The fabrics choice plays a huge role within the collection too, featuring slightly sheer materials when combined with the fresher, more lightweight proposals, or rich in texture fabrics when meant to adorn the more formal, dark-toned ensembles.
Feminine at its purest (aside from a pair of roomy culottes, the collection is solely made of dresses), this Temperley London line-up includes a few more sophisticated proposals too, which are meant to be worn at nighttime, preferably at the beach too. For her formal designs, Alice used either color-blocking motifs or multi-colored striped patterns (not for nothing, when she first began designing her collections she was officially named as the ‘English Ralph Lauren’), which just never get boring.
A few total-black outfits draw the line-up to a close, leaving us wondering whether Alice will ever deliver an equally magical collection any time soon.
Photos courtesy of WWD
It seems like our beloved fashion designers were feeling a little nostalgic while designing their bridal collections for spring 2017, and couldn’t help but think about the Fifties and the diva-like silhouettes and quirky designs peculiar to those frenetic years. That’s, in fact, the case for both Zac Posen and Alice Temperley, who both enjoyed drawing inspiration from the Old Hollywood glamour. While Posen almost solely focused on mermaid figures, for her Temperley London spring 2017 bridal collection, Alice Temperley opted both for Fifties-inspired silhouettes and delicately ethereal Thirties motifs, intertwining boho-chic touches with some strong, sensual diva vibes.
Femininity is the sole protagonist in Temperley’s latest bridal collection, as Alice Temperley surely focused on feminine ladylike touches and dreamlike patterns. The collection has a strong goddess-like attitude too, since whenever one combines those two decades together, things can’t help but get even more impressive. To be fairly honest, the Temperley London bridal line-up has never missed an opportunity to take our breath away since the very first collection hit the runway in 2002. Temperley Bridal is a sort of romanticized version of Temperley London, which means its designer has always been looking for new ways to celebrate her signature ethereally boho chic style for more than a decade now.
Although consisting of solely 10 different styles, the Temperley London spring 2017 bridal line-up is probably going to become the most unforgettable one, thanks to its intricately embroidered patters, one-of-a-kind structured figures and attention-grabbing appliques, which got tactically positioned to accentuate the curves and balance the figure. Conveying elegance with modern versions of old traditional designs, Alice Temperley combined layered chiffon gowns with high-neck tops, lattice beadwork with traditional sheer chiffon capes, floor-length sinuous gowns with plunging necklines and side cut-outs. Flourishing tassels give dynamicity to most of the creations, while the lace inserts show what actually dreams are made of.
For those who cannot make up their mind whether to choose a floor-length gown or a short, below-the-knee one, Alice brings in a longer and shorter version of the similar structured skirt, with the upper parts of the dresses greatly differing from one another. Whether you prefer mermaid silhouettes or drop-waist boho-chic figures with sophisticated Art Deco designs, going for a Temperley London spring 2017 bridal gown will both help you feel 100% self-confident while walking down the aisle, and fully celebrate your personal tastes especially if you are so in love with Alice Temperley’s seasonal collections.
Photos courtesy of Vogue