LONDON FASHION WEEK Spring/Summer 2022: TEMPERLEY LONDON

The Death on the Nile boat moored and TEMPERLEY LONDON’s mysterious heroines stepped off to explore.

 

All image and video credit: Temperley London

 

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Image Credit Temperley London, as captured from the official video of the show
Twenties- inspired accessories and hair

A bevy of ravishingly sensual heroines float about lazily as they take a moment to relax and unwind at a decayed swimming pool with ancient tiles and an overgrown lush garden, away from the scene of the crime. Then they flit into the ancient library, flicking absent-mindedly through dusty volumes on the shelves and contemplatively putting the last pieces into the sage-aged puzzle. Who dunnit?

Watch the video of Temperley London’s show here:

As if a throwback to Temperley London’s Fall 2021 offering, the show kicked off with a badass rock and roll riff as a backdrop to the awesome visual spectacle. The Seventies-inspired theme of Fall 2021 also resurfaced again in the patterns and embellishments of the ensembles, as did the denim theme. But colour wise it was a completely different kettle of fish: unlike the browns of the Fall collection, this time we saw sunripe shades of hot pink, dusty blues, pale lemons and a spectrum of nudes and metallics.

On set the mysterious dramatics continued … we were treated to models in ultra-feminine, floor-sweeping emerald silk gowns, their hair shiny black, their lips blood red and they’re dressed for the tropics … Moroccan necklaces, chunky gold bracelets, dangling Swarovsky chandelier earrings, head scarves and oversized sunglasses completed looks that were as sultry as they were decadent. At times models glammed up in elegant heeled platforms and at other times they were nonchalantly barefoot. The shoe of the show, however, was an exotic-looking, knee-high leather gladiator sandal that looked oh so picture-perfect and of the moment!

Models in glamorous top-stitched treble-denim safari suits and easy-fit jumpsuits floated from one awe-inspiring backdrop to another. Sometimes models were vampishly decked out in all black, sporting exquisitely embroidered housecoats and hats, at times they were in the most endearing scalloped, pastel-hued sundresses imaginable. And it all worked as if by magic, because the tread that ran through the entire collection was Temperley London’s unmistakable signature of feminine, bohemian, luxe.

The brand’s unique trademark elements were visible in every miniscule detail of this Spring/Summer 2022 collection: the metallic peplum dresses, the spectacular sequin–embroidered nude gowns, the voluminous sleeves and extravagant ruffles, the alluring, transparent fabrics with their art deco features, the exotic geometric palm and zebra print textiles, the trompe l’oeil ribbon work and deft collages all pointed towards the inimitable Alice Temperley’s touch.

This is a collection for feminine souls, it ticks every box for Temperley London’s loyal cadre and will no doubt attract a whole new set of Temperley enthusiasts. We’d all like to be the heroines at the heart of the mystery on that boat in John Guillermin’s 1978 Death on the Nile. And no, we don’t mind stopping off in Marrakesh for a short break while you’re busy solving the mystery – it’ll give us the opportunity to sport that metallic sequin kaftan over cocktails on a roof top bar.

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Image Credit Temperley London, as captured from the official video of the show
Emerald green silk, red lips and gold accessories

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The geometric Farrah Dress with its transparent sleeves and art deco features

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Elegance in the full-skirted Liana Printed Dress

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Image Credit Temperley London, as captured from the official video of the show
Gladiator sandals, Moroccan-style jewellery and a delft-coloured tunic

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Image Credit Temperley London, as captured from the official video of the show
Gold accessories and a black hat

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Image Credit Temperley London, as captured from the official video of the show
Delft-blue was a signature colour in this collection – the Parish Off-Shoulder Dress

Sequins and geometric prints – the Piper Dress and the Parish Midi Dress

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Airy and cool – The Jerry Denim Waistcoat, Valerie Print Top & Skirt

The Valeria Halter Dress and Lolli Dress

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Image Credit Temperley London, as captured from the official video of the show
The Jerry Denim Jacket & Jeans, Quintette Blouse – double-stitched denim was a big feature

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Image Credit Temperley London, as captured from the official video of the show
A zebra-printed dress accessorized with gold jewellery and a leather bag

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Image Credit Temperley London, as captured from the official video of the show
The very striking Twenties-style Piper Dress

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Image Credit Temperley London, as captured from the official video of the show
The Dreamer Dress accessorized with Swarovski crystal chandelier earrings

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Image Credit Temperley London, as captured from the official video of the show
The exotic Palmae Print Jacket & Strappy Dress with head scarf

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The Parish Sleeved Dress with its geometric print

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The sheerest of elegance in the Piper Dress

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The tropical print of the Palmae Print Strappy Dress, with chartreuse platforms

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Image Credit Temperley London, as captured from the official video of the show
Sunglasses complete the look – the Palmae Print Jacket & Strappy Dress

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A Twenties/ Thirties feel to the Colette Wrap Dress

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Image Credit Temperley London, as captured from the official video of the show
Stunning embroidery detail

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Image Credit Temperley London, as captured from the official video of the show
Lush green silk and gold accessories

 

Cecile Paul

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