Alice Temperley embraced both the higher-octane and the lower-key ends of her label’s sartorial spectrum for resort. She trained her magpie eye on decorative Russian dolls, Navajo fabrics and 18th-century silks from London’s Spitalfields as inspiration for the patterns and rich embellishment in the collection, working them on day and evening silhouettes alike. A lattice-and-floral print inspired by the historical silks, for example, appeared in cream and china blue on an easy maxidress and cropped palazzo pants, the latter paired with a chambray shirt as a daytime look. Temperley then worked a more elaborate version of that pattern on a lace minidress in shades of black, cream and pink.
The designer also showed plenty of intricately detailed evening looks, such as a filmy, floor-length skirt and bolero top hand-embroidered with tiny mirrors, and a form-fitting chiffon maxidress stitched with a red and black pattern inspired by Russian dolls. To ground the look, she accessorized the feminine dresses with tuxedo jackets and flat, buckled shoes. “I love that amazing mix of an evening dress and a smoking jacket, and bringing that into our bohemian world,” said Temperley.