Designer Spotlight: Alice Temperley
"A confident, feminine and effortless attitude"
Alice Temperley MBE founded her eponymous label, Temperley London in 2000, just a year after graduating from the Royal College of Art in London.
18 years on, Alice is still very much hands-on and continues to head up the creative direction of her global brand.
The beauty of a Temperley dress is they have their own distinctive style that is epitomised by modern bohemianism. They have a confident, feminine and effortless attitude while staying true to their British heritage. Alice pioneers artisan techniques and intricate hand-worked embellishment, an aesthetic synonymous with her creative style. Temperley dresses are timeless and can be enjoyed by anyone of any age.
Alice launched Temperley Bridal in 2006, and has two collections a year. Temperley Bridal offers made-to-order, bespoke and ready-to-wear styles.
Alice was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to the fashion industry.
Camelia Collection Winter 18
The Camelia Bridal collection is a timeless, ethereal and romantic offering. The dresses showcase exquisite artisanal techniques, and are created using the finest silks, tulles, crepes and laces. Quintessentially Temperley, there is a sense of fantasy woven into each dress. Dresses in satin backed Italian crepe create overtly feminine silhouettes reminiscent of 1930s Hollywood stars. A trompe l’oeil bow placed delicately on the upper back, and a waistband lavished with silver stones, micro tubes and beads give the dresses an understated opulence.
Forget-me-nots, associated in the language of flowers with true and undying love, are a recurring motif throughout the collection. Translated onto a new, contemporary silhouette, the forget-me-not is a repeat design on a structured Italian jacquard dress. Rendered as both 2D and 3D aplliques, the floral motifs are effortlessly scattered on off shoulder sleeves, waistbands and skirts. Bell sleeves give movement and grace to a signature bohemian style, whilst a voluminous layered tulle skirt adds drama to the new collection. Exploring the idea that bridal dresses are allowed to be colourful, an iconic bridal shape is adorned with satin stitch roses in a soft and feminine colour palette of blush pink and laurel green.
Nearest Temperley Stockist: The Black Swan Bridal Studio Wallingford
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