Alice Temperley looked to swing music and to Forties silhouettes for this upbeat collection. She invited swing and jazz dancers to don the clothes and perform for guests during a cocktail presentation at her Bruton Street town house, fuelled by cider brandy from the Temperley family farm in Somerset, England. Looks ranged from high-waisted jeans and tailored trousers worn with waistcoats, to sexy satin or Lurex dresses with a retro feel. There were also cozy knit tunics with rounded, statement sleeves.
WWD Critique: Best known for her romantic, shimmering wedding dresses and eveningwear, Temperley has broadened her collections in recent seasons, adding much more daywear, tailoring and, of late, leather accessories. It was a smart move as Temperley creates easy, day-to-evening looks.