The Clothes: Alice Temperley titled her spring 2013 collection a “return to elegance.” She stayed with her tried and true feminine aesthetic–a style that has won her fans in both Middleton sisters. She showed classic 1950s Dior-esque silhouettes–nipped waists and full flared midi-length skirts–on printed dresses inspired by Moorish design. Satin skirts were sexed up with sheer paneling–a trend we’ve been seeing since the start of New York fashion week, and abstract lace and delicate embroidery fancied up the last looks. Bee-keeper hats gave the show some dramatic flare, and we couldn’t stop staring at those awesome Charlotte Olympia shoes…
What the line sheets said: “I like to work with a timeless mixture of contrasting influences. I had visions of a late 1950s couture model or a young Sophia Loren, but also modernising the Temperley Woman making her uncomplicated and effortlessly beautiful. I wanted to maintain a balance between refined elegance and modernity.”
The Hair & Makeup: Hair was done up with curls piled on top of the head (when it wasn’t covered by those hats). Makeup was fresh, glow-y, with a bit of a cat eye.
The Soundtrack: Upbeat, cheery pop.
The Vibe: Elegant–a chandelier-laden ballroom, fitting for such a ladylike collection.
The Front Row: Laura Bailey, Jade Parfitt, Jacquetta Wheeler, Pixie Lott, Poppy Delevingne, Delilah. No Pippa this time :(
Celebrity We’d Most Like to See Wearing this Collection: Either Middleton sister.