Showing both her high-end namesake line, Temperley London, and her newish diffusion line, Alice by Temperley, Brit-tastic designer Alice Temperley called on larger-than-life European characters – Queen Guinevere and Marie Antoinette – and gave their wardrobes a modern twist.
The more worked and luxurious Temperley line featured gothic-tinged dresses and separates in tough leather, soft ruffles, and wildcat prints, all in dramatic silhouettes and paired with metal and leather harnesses. A hooded metallic dress reminiscent of chain mail took the King Arthur theme to its most literal.
More light and airy was the younger and more accessible Alice line, which was spun from Antoinette’s taste for decadence and romance. Girly, cool-girl pieces included slouchy trousers, skirts, and overalls in white and pale pink, billowing hand-embroidered blouses and maxi-dresses, and classic toile du Jouy prints slapped on playsuits. Many of the looks were finished with adorable studded hip belts with attached coin purses that we want very badly.