Romantic and rebellious, the ALICE by Temperley spring summer 2014 collection is sure to be a hit with fans of cheeky socialite Pippa Middleton’s playful style once the temperature heats up in London town. The designer’s namesake label, the more grown-up Temperley – is responsible for putting the Duchess of Cambridge on Vanity Fair’s Best-Dressed List for 2013.
Temperley’s more youthful offshoot is likely to produce a similar effect on Londoners and the international fash pack alike come spring. Inspired by the flirty 1970’s style, the collection focuses on flouncy silhouettes in acidic hues, featuring an array of playful summer dresses, shirts and jumpsuits. Retro hourglass shapes and flared modern cuts graced chiffon dresses and leather biker jackets, giving the offering an edgy feel.
On the flipside, rich cotton sateen dresses and skirts embellished with broderie anglaise and lace inserts provide the perfect attire for Pippa’s next high tea with the Queen. A standout is a slinky full-length gown with a fuchsia orchid print on an ivory base. Another is a popping printed Louis jumpsuit with flared trousers with a plunging halter neck – sure to turn heads.
Keeping things youthful and fresh are the collection’s focus on soft and sumptuous fabrics – think comfy jerseys, cotton voile, and crepe de chines.
Taking the look from day to night are a cheeky play on the French stripe in sequins and knits patterned with lace. Sure to fly off the racks come spring, the collection emitted a distinctive Kate Moss-rocker vibe, mixing black and white with pastels, and teaming girly dresses with fierce leather jackets.
Adorable accessories complemented the label’s easy-to-wear appeal, through rounded maxi glasses, sharp fedora hats, gladiator sandals, and pointy pumps with ankle straps. fdmLOVES ALICE by TEMPERLEY spring 2014 selects by Brigitte Segura, written by Khia Mercer.