Alice Temperley looked to the intricate patterns of Moorish tiles for her collection of glamorous dresses, while her silhouettes were inspired by Dior’s New Look, with a surfeit of full skirts and saucerlike hats. Appliqué also played a big role, adding ornate detail to fine silk mesh blouses and full skirts.
The show opened with a column dress that had a red bodice and striped skirt, made with wide ribbon appliquéd onto the fabric. Eveningwear, Temperley’s undisputed forte, came in delicate ivory and the palest blue. Morocco’s wilder side showed up in digital prints, which looked best on silk wide-leg trousers worn with a matching top.