Mixed Messages


After several seasons showing in New York, Alice Temperley returned to London with a collection entitled “Romantic Odyssey,” It was inspired by The Age of Enchantment, an exhibition of the art of book illustration between 1890 and 1920 held at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. It resulted in a show that referenced the styles of the decades in-between. Dresses, high-waist trousers, cropped leather jackets with ruffles and short Grecian jersey dresses. Embellishment was often heavy and included tromp l’oeil, contrast trim and the sort of Grecian detailing made popular in the early 20th century. Sometimes it is oh so nice to come home.


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