There are certain shows that feature on the catwalks of London Fashion Week that always draw me in – and Temperley London is certainly one of them. Inspired by the Riveria the entire collection was bohemian cool while still having the elegance that I associate with the brand and it was certainly one of the highlights of the week.
“The collection transports us to the Temperley Riviera….where the summer never ends.” – Alice Temperley MBE
Inspired by the South of France Alice Temperley wanted the entire collection for Spring Summer 2018 to echo a feeling of being poolside, watching the sunset while drinking martinis. And she certainly accomplished that. Easy palazzo pants, ankle-skimming cardigans and stretch cotton jumpsuits come in playful, striped fabrics and knits echoing candy coloured parasols found on the Cote D’Azur.
Hand-painted, spiraling cacti spines inspired by the lush gardens of the Mediterranean adorn textured seersucker sundresses. This horticultural theme flows into embroidery; aerial views of symmetrical French topiary gardens combined with sheer polka dot chiffon and tulle ruffles.
The colour palette celebrates life in the South of France; fresh azure blues, lilacs, shades of olive and laurel greens, rose and powder pinks and accents of candy cane red, poppy and peach. Luxurious metallic Italian fil-coupe, iridescent sequins graduating from petite to large palettes, sheer gathered tulle, crystal embellishments, plunging necklines and voluminous skirts give an unexpected lightness and seduction. And it was all dreamy.
What I also loved about the showing of the collection was the sandals by Spanish luxury footwear brand Pedro Garcia. Speaking about Pedro Garcia, Alice has said “…When I think of Pedro Garcia I think of contemporary, effortless shoes. With their unique experimentation with materials, proportion, and color, Summer 18 seemed like the perfect season to collaborate with Pedro and the team. It was a seamless creative partnership and very enjoyable process…” The footwear added another element to the looks and the soft look of the leather with the detail of the grosgrain ribbons looked stunning and in line with the collection’s colour palette.
The beautiful makeup was by Charlotte Tilbury (Follow on Instagram – @ctilburymakeup), the models were by her agent @scoutandbook & @antonioccalero. Hair was by @moroccanoil. And I am completely in love with it all.
All images courtesy of Temperley London.