Monday, April 19, 2010

TEMPERLEY LONDON RTW AUTUMN/WINTER 2010



TRUE BRITISH-My Girls Do This: They Run, Jump Walls.”
---Acclaimed British Fashion Photographer, Norman Parkinson---

MAC/MILK STUDIOS West 15th Street, NYC

Words/Images Judith Ecochard

Alice Temperley’s clever installation of her glam A/W 2010 garments and luxe accessories--- was inspired by a private viewing of b/w photographs by one of the masters of that medium, Norman Parkinson.















































































The clothes are stunning, opulent and intricate…

…but what made the whole presentation that much more special than Fashion Week’s usual fare is the thought process that Temperley and modern day photographer, Adam Whitehead obviously took…

---resulting in walls lined with 3D oversized, printed on canvas images…boosted with hand embroidered and embellished (gems!!! inspired by the British Crown jewels)--- with the same techniques used in the collection pieces…adorning 16 British icons “that define British style and glamour,” (ie Sophie Dahl, Jacquetta Wheeler, Rosamund Pike, Annie Lennox…)…


And mannequins posed just so.










































We wonder if the crowd gathered…got the connection…but we are sure, all appreciated the distinctly UK elements…like the use of the Union Jack in a knitwear dress and skirt,



A terrific NOLA waistcoast in leather (LOVE) with studs---with a Mini Palina Dress.

















































 Soft gathered knits, blouses draped and with ruffles…









































































Posh knits and cardies over silk dresses and chic chic chic black/white jacket/skirts..





Softly draped trousers









































































Denver Jacket with Vitalia Trousers


And romantic eveningwear opulently bolstered with beads and stones






























































































breezy caftan












































































Our favorite frock…the deep fuscia knit with chains …











































































 and the black/white elegant stripped--- deco influences.

FYI: Artwork auctioned off to benefit Oxfam.