NYFW | Temperley London Fall 2010

As I walked into MILK Studios “True British” distinctively stood out. Temperley’s inspiration came from the archived works of classic fashion photographer Norman Parkinson. The runway presentation was unique; featuring 16 of the most modern British iconic women that embody British style and glamour from Parkinson’s pieces on life size canvases. She re-interpreted these looks bringing her view to reflect Parkinsonian glamour this season. Later on this year the canvas images will be auctioned off with the proceeds being donated to Oxfam in order to support women in West Africa.

This season, adding the twist she did took knitwear to a fresh exciting level. Temperley’s signature knits evolve embellishments chain woven together with yarn, rabbit fur trim and hand stitched rosettes. Crown jewels inspired the consistent gem embellishment in this collection which was illustrated in satin glossed leggings.  Along with gems, pop colors: fuchsia, lime green, charcoal, black and crème were evident in the garments like the long freesia dress and the monaco dress with palia cardigan and aurora hip belt. We also saw peplums, ruffles, flowing tunic tops and draped trousers throughout the collection. Aside from the alluring well designed looks the headpieces, which were bold and beautiful, tied everything in.


The venue was filled with fashion socialites and creative’s from editors to photographers. Fashion stylist, Misa Hylton-Brim also stopped by to admire the chic collection. Alice Temperley presented timeless pieces giving us British sophistication in a new way this season.

Photo: Marcio Madeira