February 09, 2006 New York
But it's the dresses over which those jackets were worn that remain the mainstay of this label. As always, there were some intarsia sweater dresses, which this season came extra-short and trimmed with sweet scallops at the hem and neckline. Scene-stealers, though, were the pieces featuring the remarkable, often handcrafted embellishment with which this designer made her name. (Her talent is in the details, best appreciated close-up.)
Overall, Temperley's sophomore show was a sister to her spring one. Although the collection showed an awareness of current trends, with light bubble dresses and forties references, the decoration changed more than the conceptwhich has, after all, been proven to work.