Indulge in new season style with Somerset by Alice Temperley
One of the many perks of having the global fashion weeks early each season is that you can plan and look forward to the new wardrobe investments you’ll make in a few months’ time.
London Fashion Week autumn/winter 2013 has seen collections across the board become more structured, with statement shoulders, bold berry hues and tailored shapes bringing with them a new-woman aesthetic. However, this doesn’t mean an absence of femininity for the autumn season, particularly for Alice Temperley’s collections.
Uproariously received during London’s most successful fashion week to date, the AW13 Temperley London collection saw a continuation of Alice’s delicate and timeless aesthetic with a hint of Hitchcock attitude à la Tippi Hedren. Meanwhile, sister brand ALICE by Temperley focuses on urban elegance with rich jacquard, mirror prints, leather accents and an elegant art deco finish.
However, before autumn comes spring/summer 2013 and with it an exciting array of pretty pieces just perfect for constructing an elegant look for the warmer months. This season, colour trends have been given centre catwalk with Alice Temperley leading the charge.
Pastel-esque sky blue was the key hue for Temperley London for a fresh spring look, punctuated with classic nautical navy, feather-light cream and vivacious poppy red. ALICE by Temperley also draws on this theme, weaving in Ballet Russes-inspired folk prints, tile patterns, soft tailoring and embroidered detail.
For our exclusive Somerset by Alice Temperley collection, expect to see Alice’s free-spirited, versatile and feminine signature throughout, as she explains; “with both longevity and functionality, this collection is peppered with elements of our design signatures, and injects some glamour for summer. The aesthetic is one that I really believe in; effortless, feminine and unpretentious, which is what the Somerset philosophy is all about.”
The second Somerset offering embraces easy luxe shapes in the form of the elegant blouses, flowing lines and sophisticated semi-sheer mesh yoke detail from Temperley London and the soft tailoring, cutwork detail and intricate embroidery of ALICE by Temperley.
Gently gathered detail, relaxed pleats and lightweight silk feature heavily, evoking a breezy and elegant summer feel while gold military accents and vintage-inspired tile prints in cornflower and columbia blue ground the collection.
An inspired offering that reflects the carefree spirit of summer, Alice combines deluxe fabrics, bold prints and intricate artisanship to create a timeless look with etheral highlights and contemporary features that will be a wardrobe staple for seasons to come.