It’s the 15th year of business for Temperley London, with its founder, namesake and Creative Director Alice Temperley, MBE heading up the independent British luxury brand. British fashion. The world of Temperley houses two lines; Temperley London and Temperley Bridal and holds one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary British fashion. Described as a feminine, effortless and timeless designer collection which stays true to its British Heritage.
Temperley London’s SS16 collections holds some truly beautiful pieces. The eveningwear is old school Hollywood and hands down stunning. The combination of sheer fabrics, print and textures is unexpected but each piece just as creative and pioneering as the last. Temperley, for me, has taken prints such as what I’d expect to find on my mum’s favourite China and turned it into an ethereal masterpiece. And doesn’t the dress on the right look like it belongs to Michelle Pfeiffer’s character, Elvira Hancock, in movie Scarface? Both Pfeiffer and her wardrobe were unreal in that film – if you haven’t seen it, watch it. If you’re not good with gore, google her character for a more PG and brief overview.
Pringle of Scotland
We all know and love Burberry, being British, we have to right? Christopher Bailey joined as Design Director in May 2001 and from the outset his creative vision was applied to all aspects of the brand. Prior to his appointment at Burberry, Christopher was the Senior Designer of Womenswear at Gucci in Milan from 1996 to 2001. From 1994 to 1996 he was the Womenswear Designer at Donna Karan.
We all love a little Goth, don’t we? These looks, pictured above, spoke to me the most. In London there is very much this attitude that all black everything is the way forward. And I very much agree. The lace and puffed sleeves were done right in this collection and I’m happy to see caged heels could be making a comeback.