February 13, 2005 London
Temperley is extending her repertoire to provide something more for her entranced young NY-Lon social audience than just the obvious party frocks. For winter, she upped her luxe-for-day quotient by adding intarsia knit dresses, fluted from under the bust, and embroidered shearling coats. Though her Latin theme led to stronger, darker colors, like plum and chocolate, and there was hint of the forties in her pintucked chiffon blouses, she was wise enough not to lay the references on too thick. After all, like small talk at a cocktail, nobody needs a designer like Temperley to turn intellectual on us.