Pre Fall 2013 has officially arrived! Of course by that I mean the collections. The season itself is slightly ambiguous. Personally I imagine “Pre Fall” to be some time around late August/early September but pieces will start hitting the stores from the beginning of Summer and samples have no doubt started to grace red carpets already. You’d have thought by now I would have fully got my head around fashion seasons but they continue to confuse me so let’s not get bogged down in technicalities and ogle some pretty dresses instead. This statement might make me sound foolish but my favourite kind of fashion is when it’s really, really nice to look at. Of course the socio-political connotations of clothing are fascinating and far reaching – I’m currently doing a degree in the subject – but I’d take a gorgeous, glossy gown over a conceptual, minimalist creation and day of the week… And few do fabulously feminine frocks better than Temperley London.
Back in September the sheer elegance of the Temperley London SS13 collection took my breath away and Alice’s latest offerings are equally exquisite. Delectable neutral hues and warm earth tones provide the perfect palette in which to stay stylish during the tricky trans-seasonal period while burnished golds and midnight blues deliver a healthy dose of Temperley’s trademark glamour. The AMAZING sheer panelled skirts that appeared on their SS13 runway were a serious hit and they’ve been cleverly re-imagined for Pre Fall with delicate strips of lace. Alice Temperley’s ability to create garments that are both ultra luxurious and totally tasteful always astounds me and this time around she combined buttersoft leathers, jacquard silks and softest satins with cashmere, angora and the odd chunky knit to create a collection that oozed effortless refinement. To-die-for dresses in classic silhouettes and ornate prints sit alongside re-imagined trench coats and chicly cropped trousers were given a modern edge with cropped trousers. All in all the Temperley London Pre Fall 2013 collection treads the line between fashion fantasy and wearability and will no doubt inspire envy whenever in the year it’s worn.
Love Ella. X