It was all about sand dunes, sun-kissed hair and escapism. “We are embracing that free spirit,” said Alice Temperley. “She’s in the desert, she’s slightly bleached out, and in the sun. We imagined her to be surrounded by dreamcatchers.” The designer had in fact recently brought handmade dreamcatchers from Mexico back to London and hung them around her office for inspiration.
Temperley drew from the protective charms for her palette, with a rainbow of warm pastels and lots of white. While the day dresses came in gentle, ethereal styles, some party pieces took a glitzier tone, including a shimmery, sequined jumpsuit. But night and day shared a common thread in the florals: ornate blooms decorating floor-sweeping gowns and hand-crocheted flower details adorning the day dresses.
“The engineering was really key this season,” said Temperley, adding that she focused on patchworking, prints and patterns — specifically, textures that would simulate a dreamcatcher’s spider weblike center.