It’s unlikely that Alice Temperley will ever stray from the signature brand of ultra feminine, perfect-for-a-formal-tea-party dresses she does so well. She certainly didn’t Sunday afternoon, when precious dress after precious dress strolled down the equally precious and ornate Savoy Ballroom.
There was a clear sixties inspiration in the hair, pastel colors and demure, trapeze-y shapes.
But the collection consisted of more than just frilly prettiness–the floral prints and appliqués were exquisitely done. And while a few looks may have felt a bit dowdy and slightly too Valley of the Dolls (and I love Valley of the Dolls), more of them took our breath away.
A few pieces also felt Oscar de la Renta-esque. And perhaps Temperley is London’s answer to our master of elegance. A soundtrack of hipster favorites mixed with old school hip hop helped keep things youthful, and reminded us that Temperley’s girl might be the type to go out and dance on a few tables post-tea party.