Sunday, September 09, 2007


From Deauville to Biarritz, the French seaside scenes of the 1930's, says the show notes, is the root inspiration for the Temperley spring/summer 2008 collection, aptly named Plage Privee. This collection was a turn from the designer's usual feminine fare by way of hard edged accents, like the lace-up boots mixed with mini dresses. The collection came as a surprise as I was expecting that ethereal Temperley signature but once I got passed that I came to appreciate each look never knowing what the next would be. The collection ranged from lace frocks to navy striped jersey minis to liquid satin gowns, embellished party dresses and Art Deco inspired treatments. Agyness Deyn further proved the move away from soft feminine to bold woman. I loved the '30s-inspiration, the embellished hats especially.


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