I Dip into the two most iconic brands Alice Temperley and John Lewis, for the Somerset Collection

by - Monday, September 03, 2012

3rd September 2012 

Evening readers,
Tonight set your alarm early because, tomorrow at 8:30am is the launch of Somerset by Alice Temperley collection for John Lewis.. This truebrit collaboration is not to be missed.
Sleep tight & I'll see you bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning. xEJM
See all the information below

Alice Temperley has always been an inspiration to me. Ithink its because, Temperley has gone through so much over the past ten yearsof being a British designer. I have admired her skills and talents what Temperley has brought to her collections over the seasons and within the Temperley world.
  I’m pleased to announce that the iconic British brands John Lewis and Temperley London, has come together to create a new concept fashion brand ‘ Somerset by Alice Temperley’which is launching this September for autumn and winter 2012 season.

This will be Temperley's first ever collection for the UK
high street.

Somerset by Alice Temperley, is named after Temperley’s beloved home country in the south west of England.
The collection will arrive on the 4th September in 29 John Lewis stores and online with a second phrase dedicated to mainly to partywear which will launch in October.

   Somerset by Alice Temperley will be backed by a mulit-million pound adverting campaign fronted by one of the UK’smost celebrated models Lily Donaldson.


The 60 piece collection will include a full range of accessories, draws inspiration from established Temperley handwriting with accents including Victoriana, Bohemia, lace, military, embellishment, monochrome, and chiffon, animal print and leather. From pony skin slippers to wide snakeskin effect belts, studded nappa leather handbags to animal print scarves, beaded Indian evening gowns to sheer panelled two tone dresses . The collection will exhibit classic and much loved Temperley favourites.

I recently got in touch with John Lewis's press office here, is what they both commented about the collaborationand the collection.

Alice Temperley,MBE commentedWe have spent the lastten years building our lines and Somersetwill compliment our existing collections; it is a very accessible product thatwill take our aesthetic to a wider audience.
I wanted it to be very much a collection of essentials andto design a collection that would provide a feminine and functional wardrobefor women in their everyday life. This collection is all encompassing,effortless and draws on our classics.
John Lewis is a great partner as it stands for quality andis a trusted staple in everyone’s lifestyle. Integrity is paramount and as anindependent British brand, we are thrilled to work with a trusted Britishretailer.”

   Jo Hooper, Headof Womenswear Buying added, “Working with Aliceto create Somersetby Alice Temperley has provided us with a unique opportunity to launchand build an entirely new and exclusive brand. We have worked incredibly hardon the quality, design and fabrication to ensure it meets the high demands ofboth Alice Temperley and John Lewis customers.”

  Peter Ruis, Brand & Buying Director, John Lewis “This collection marks a new chapterin fashion for John Lewis. This will be one of the most iconic collaborationsthe UK has ever seen."

You can found out more information about 'Somerset by Alice Temperley'

* Images and comments have been given to me through John Lewis press office*

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