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Temperley unveils distinctively British line

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We have seen here on La Moda how Hermès played with the English flair. Yet again, another luxury brand, though already London-based, is paying tribute to British fashion.

Inspired by the witty, sophisticated, distinctively British images of Norman Parkinson prints that had been hidden away in a private archive in Somerset, Alice Temperley creates ensembles surfacing to be the apparent trend for this coming cold season.

In her Autumn/Winter Collection 2010, Temperley brings her own distinctively British point-of-view to this season’s take on Parkinsonian glamour. The collection includes Temperley’s signature knits adorned in chain, woven together with yarn, rabbit fur trim, hand-stitched rosettes. On one hand, recurring gem embellishment, inspired by the Crown Jewels, provides metallic glint to this collection’s satin-glossed leggings; while, peplums, ruffles, flowing tunic tops and softly draped trousers summon romance.

With intricate, hand-worked mosaic designs highlighting the kicky cocktail sheaths and va-va-voom biascut gowns, body-skimming kaftans dappled with beads and stones, and white-on-black intarsia on a simple, floor-length knit sheath, it is so obvious that Temperley’s take on evening flair also speaks of romantic notions and sophisticated femininity.

Click through to the next page to see more of our fave picks from Temperley’s A/W 2010 collection.

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