Fashion Week Backtrack: Show 14? Temperley London Spring 2007
Alice Temperley’s “Nomad” Collection for Spring 2007, took my breath away.
Everything about it was kind of lazy but really together and smart. It just screamed of a relaxing Summer/Spring and was the perfect break in some of the uptight monotony I had been experiencing at some other shows. Going to this show felt like a mini psuedo-vacation, in a way.
It was all so breezy and light, this even extends to the gorgeous earthtone invitations KCD sent out and the fact that there was no waiting in line and the staff members actually seemed pleasant and unhurried. The spectacular sand colored runway had a soft, muslin look and the blaring lights really gave you the feeling that you were in the desert with rays of sun bouncing off of your skin.
I almost expected to see a camel or some other kind of wild creature walk by but instead, I only saw Rachel Zoe and Philip Bloch, who were seated directly in front of me.
The color palette was exotic, afrocentric and earthy consisting of: mushroom, chocolate grey, blush, cream, electric cerise, butter yellow and assorted blues.
There were wide legged linen trousers and cropped waist jackets that played with masculine and feminine. As well as graphic animal intarsia, jackets with overstitched panels, wave tailoring, shorts and jackets with metallic linen bound edges that made the collection dynamic and fresh.