Temperley’s “Painted Dreams” for the London Fashion Week

Temperley’s “Painted Dreams” for the London Fashion Week


Temperley’s “Painted Dreams” for the London Fashion Week


It is in the pictorial world and more particularly the history of women portraits that Alice Temperley found inspiration for her FW17 collection.

In the collection, we can see the high collars and the ruffles of Elizabethan and Baroque women, creating silhouettes of royal majesty. The pieces are decorated with Art Nouveau-inspired floral motifs and embroideries of surrealist elements for an artistic and unexpected effect.

The silhouette of the 1950s is reviewed while retaining this specific curved line. A thread in the collection, the game on the feminine / masculine is a constant: skirts and flowing dresses of an absolute femininity rub shoulders with trousers with braces, shirts and tailcoats.

The palette of soft and dreamlike hues develops through periwinkle blue, iris, mauve, opal, pink quartz and eggplant.

The work on textures and materials offers bold and unexpected combinations such as these mesh worn with plays of pleated sequins or mixed with skirts in textured jacquard. These strong materials are softened by the delicacy and transparency of certain fabrics.

The collection also offers opulent and playful outfits with chattering sequins, silk velvet or even organza decorated with opal crystals.

A collection that summarizes the creator Alice Temperley by affirming: “Our painted dreams evoke a world of fantasy and a feeling of optimism when we need it most”.