14 posts tagged "Alice Temperley"
Leave it to Vera Wang to electrify the Fall ’14 bridal season with a veritable rainbow of high-impact pink gowns. “It was very ironic, I thought, to show pink for winter, and I wanted to explore ultimate femininity—but with an edge,” offered the designer of her blush, rosebud, and coral wares. Wang, who in the past has shown bridal looks in bloodred and black, was influenced by the “glamour of old Dior,” but she modernized that concept via strictly draped bodices, thoughtful beading, and blossoming origami flower embellishments, which sat on the skirts of full tulle options or mermaid silhouettes.
Carolina Herrera also turned out a nontraditional collection—though hers broke the mold in length, not hue. “I got married the second time in a short dress,” said Herrera. “I’ve been going to a lot of weddings lately, and I see the brides wearing long gowns for the ceremony, and suddenly they change into a short one. So I thought, why not short?” she said of her knee- and tea-length frocks. Don’t mistake short for simple, though—sequins, elaborate floral appliqués, lace, feathers, pearls, and moonstone all made an appearance in the range, as did pockets, which gave the dresses a fresh, youthful feel. Don’t fret, traditional brides; most of the gowns are available for order in full-length styles as well.
Short cocktail dresses turned up at Marchesa, too. Inspired by The Secret Garden, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig’s Fall outing was positively enchanting, and included scads of chantilly, point d’esprit, handmade floral appliqués, and pearl-studded tulle. The pair also offered longer gowns with trumpet skirts and delicate lace sleeves, which were terrific options for those wanting a classic look. Continue Reading “Short Stuff and Pretty Pinks: Fall ’14 Bridal Breaks The Mold” »
The Spring ’14 collections are under way in London, and will be followed by the shows in Milan and Paris. Before their new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. Our entire selection of Spring ’14 previews is available here.
WHO: Temperley London, designed by Alice Temperley
WHEN: Sunday, September 15
WHAT: “Temperley London SS14 is inspired by the good life spent on the Mediterranean coast. Long summer days filled with color and romance…”— Alice Temperley. The designer sent us a snap from her studio, above.
London-based designer Alice Temperley recently traveled to Dubai and Doha, Qatar, to shoot her latest collections and open a new boutique. Here, Temperley shares the details of her desert adventure, and some behind-the-scenes campaign snaps, exclusively with Style.com.
Our first store in the Middle East opened in the Dubai Mall three years ago. Earlier this month, I traveled back to the hot, hot, hot UAE to open our second store, in The Gate mall in Doha, and to shoot our Titania Temperley Bridal campaign and our Temperley London Fall collection, Byrds. A few people from the London HQ, and my little sister, Matilda Temperley, came along. Matilda is a professional photographer, and she shot the campaigns in a desert location just outside Dubai.
We were up bright and early to shoot on the sand dunes during sunrise at 4:30 a.m. We shot until 9:00 a.m.-ish, when it reached a sweltering 117 degrees (and it is not even summer yet!).
Me playing with veils and trains. Continue Reading “Designer Diary: Alice Temperley’s Postcard from Dubai and Doha” »
The Fall ’13 season is now well underway, and as we follow the shows to London, Milan, and Paris, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Naturally, it’s a busy time for everyone—designers and fashion watchers alike—so we’re pioneering the split-second preview: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. To view all of our Fall ’13 previews, click here.
WHO: Temperley London, designed by Alice Temperley
WHEN: Sunday, February 17
WHAT: “Refined, structured, textural, and luxuriously chic for the modern-day BYRD.” —Alice Temperley. The designer sent us a shot of her mood board, above.
Alice Temperley made her debut at London fashion week in September 2000 and climbed the ranks as a designer, making her mark with flirty sundresses. This September, the Brit designer’s collection showed that the Temperley London woman has certainly gotten more dressed-up over the years. Maybe that can be attributed to two of her most notable clients, Kate and Pippa Middleton (the latter of whom was at the runway show), who have no shortage of royal functions for such attire. But maybe it’s the seven months she spent going through her archives of fabrics, designs, and more than 300,000 images for her new book celebrating the past decade, True British: Alice Temperley, out tomorrow. “After ten years, you really understand what your customer wants,” the designer tells Style.com as she arrives in Paris. “Doing this book has really enabled me to see where I started, how things evolved, and where I need to be going.” Here, Temperley reflects on the progression of her label over the years and dishes on her burgeoning friendship with the Middleton sisters.
Your book is called True British. What is truly British, in your opinion?
We have managed to create a brand that is truly British. I love our heritage and I love to look to the past for references. I think we have managed to capture that history and what it means to be truly British in our brand. I am not afraid to be English in mixing and matching things. I love our flag!
How has London fashion evolved over the years as you have seen it and been a part of it?
British fashion has definitely evolved. It doesn’t have the backing that Paris, New York, and Milan have, but London now has a lot more focus on supporting Brit designers and teaching them how to evolve in the world markets.
What characterizes British fashion today, in your opinion?
We have a voice of being more eclectic and pattern-focused and more playful. English people are not afraid of making their own voices heard.
Both Kate and Pippa Middleton have worn your clothes, and Pippa was at your runway show. What is your relationship with them?
I have a good relationship with them. They are brilliant girls—good Brit stock. It’s refreshing, because there’s this whole world of celebrities, but they are so well mannered and polite. They are true British girls, and they are very good ambassadors for British fashion and what we represent.
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