Alice by Temperley Pre SS13

by - Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The pre-spring and summer 2013 collections are coming in… We are kicking off the spring and summer 2013 season with one of my favourite designer Alice Temperley’s sister line Alice by Temperley.

  Temperley’s pre collection ahead of the actually showing at London fashion week in September features the must femiene pieces, however; there is a theme of South America and sixties. There is a very mixture of lace dressers which come in beautiful colour blocking with red, white. Whilst feminising through the lace the collection turns to the tradition prints of themed South America in a colour palettes of warmness through pink’s and harmony palette which feature in legging too….

 The prints continue as you see floral outlines upon white skirts and tops which came proudness of boldness for Temperley’s collection for spring and summer 2013. Tailoring came into Temperley’s pre-collection with a cape, shorts, ruffled blazer, along with shirts and drain piped trousers.

 Little dressers also came through which you would expect of Temperley. These came in a dark colour palette along with a stripy top half of a knitwear dress.

  Evening wear was what the collection beautifully features with a use of lace in navy blue, black. Also in a softer look through a colour block of black and white, a floral outline in orange centre print on one white full-length dress.

  “The vibrancy of South America is juxtaposed with the clean modern lines of the Sixties. Bright sequins in clean patterns alongside Peruvian-inspired knits add youth and energy, while femininity gets a fashion edge with graphic cut-outs and handcraft-inspired lace in strong, easy shapes,” explains Temperley of the collection’s direction. So think a mix of great little lace dresses and swingy tunics, maxis with a sultry elegance and natty little shirt and trouser mixes.

Certainly feminine and sexy, we then have leather softened with the use of chiffon and colours kept bright to reiterate this sense of youth and the verve for life that the ALICE by Temperley girl has.

“The look I was going for is a modern-day Faye Dunaway; natural face with darkened eyes, pinned-up, tousled hair,” says Temperley. That’s a look we’ll take any day, thanks.

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