September 11, 2005 New York
An overtly feminine loveliness is at the heart of Temperley's line, and the collection was full of the ornamented dresses and geometric knits for which she's become known. This season, cotton and silk dresses in colors like sweet pea, rose, aubergine, and blue featured appliqué and crochet inserts. Others had silver sequins in a glittery cobweb motif, and near the end, some dresses had mirror embroidery. There was a presiding bohemian theme, which the designer described as South American, but felt transcontinental in a Talitha Getty sort of way. Some draped and striped numbers, as well as a few jackets and tunics, popped up here and there, but this was a show about dresses, distinctly Temperley dresses, that "celebrate being a woman."