Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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RETURN TO ELEGANCE
London: With full skirts, feminine tops, and even statement hats, Alice Temperley was in a 50s mood for spring. She cited Sophia Loren and couture models of the era as influences for her show, which she called “Return to Elegance.” Gone was the hippie-dippy bohemianism for which her label has been known. Its only remnant was found in a stray ikat print. Otherwise, it all ethereal sheers, sumptuous jacquards, and rich brocades. Elaborate beading and lace appliqués enhanced the preciousness of the items and the ultra-feminine mood. Longtime followers of Temperley London may be taken aback by the departure, but the collection will appeal to fans of ladylike styles. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: New Look / Hourglass / Empire waist / Long + languid
Color: Poppy / Sage / Pale blue / Ivory / Navy / Black
Key Items: Full skirts / Woven tees / Ladylike dresses / Wide-leg pants / Ikat jumpsuit
Materials: Organza / Jacquard / Brocade / Tulle / Satin / Printed cotton / Fine-gauge yarns / Fluid silks / Laser-cut lace
Print + Pattern: Wide stripes / Tapestry motifs / Ikats
Details + Trim: Lace appliqués / Beading / Embroidery / Halter necklines / Bustier details / Raglan sleeves / Contrast sleeves / Piecing
Accessories + Footwear: Couture-inspired statement hats / Round sunglasses / Jeweled skinny belts / Lace wrist gloves / Peep-toe platform sling-backs
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