Alice Temperly showed here latest collections at the hip Milk Studios for Fashion Week. Instead of a traditional runway, she opted for a presentation show. If felt almost museum like with mannequins decked out in full Temperley London with a striking photo right above each look.
The showing consisted of short little cocktail dresses with embellishments are perfect. One strapless number in creame caught my eye. It was dripping with jeweled embellishements. In addition there were longer flowing dresses in bold prints. And of course an ode to the rocker chick in us all with heavily studded leather belted jackets and accessories. The leather made up for the girlie-ness of it all. A few beautifully dressed models paraded through the room and mingled with guests.
The crowed sipped on vodka cocktails . The best part of this presentation is being able to see the beautiful garments up close and personal.
Forgoing live models for mannequins, they livened up the presentation by putting them in action poses, as if capturing a moment in time of someone wearing the line. Fashion images taken by Norman Parkinson adorned the walls to add an extra dimension to the display. The story goes that Alice Temperley was invited to view Parkinson’s prints that were hidden away in a private archive in Somerset, and there she was inspired to create this line.
The line was mostly black and white, with some gray and a touch of purple and yellow, but the monochromatic line was anything but drab. Lines, stripes, and angled seams, created a dramatic and bold effect, giving suiting and dresses a modern feel.
According to GlamChic: “The true inspiration of Temperley’s show was that the embellished canvases will support a worthy cause. The will donate money raised by auctioning these photographs to Oxfam to support African Women in Mali.” This is fashion definitely worth supporting!
Images via Starworks.