Alice Temperley turned out bohemian looks for a “Cuban meets folk dandy” pre-fall collection in a palette of rich reds, greens, nudes and powder blue.
The lineup had a broad sweep, including traditional English tailored pieces, full-skirted silhouettes and botanical prints with hand-embroidered embellishments, all influenced by Cuba’s saturated tropical tones. Daywear and evening was rife with island-inspired decoration. Of the former, dresses — long and short — came in organza, French lace and silk, while black dresses were adorned with botanical needlework patterns. Fancier fare included loose jumpsuits, cropped wide leg trousers, and blouses — all of which were embellished with hand-sewn green iridescent sequins.
For the dandies, there was a chicly tailored three-piece fine wool plaid suit with a cropped single-breasted jacket and high-waisted roomy trousers.