Spring 2008 Fashion Week Notebook: Temperley London

September 9th, 2007

Temperley London Spring 2008 Runway
Photo Credit: NY Magazine

Key Takeaways:
  A grab bag of influences–from the 20s flapper dresses to the 60s op-art prints to the 80s unashamed ostentatiousness.  Key silhouettes included: short short skirts, high waisted pants, the belt at the waist, and controlled volume.

Color Palette:  Neutrals with splashes of color: green, orange, and metallics.

Silhouettes:  Controlled volume was the key to this collection.  While silhouettes toyed with the concept of volume, they did so in a restrained way, keeping only one part (e.g. the sleeves, the pant legs) big. The minidress and mini skirt featured prominently, as did high-waisted shorts and pants. 

Accessories Report:  The belt at the natural waistline, cloche-style hats, oversized round sunglasses, and lace-up sneakers and boots.

What’s Wearable: The gowns.  Of note was (1) a flowy woven-pattern floor-length gown with a halter neckline, and (2) a draped grecian-inspired metallic floor-length gown.  Simply gorgeous.

What’s Not Wearable:  Large all-over geometric prints are tough to pull off, especially if you’re petite.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  September 9th, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    I do see both the flapper + 80’s inspired styles here. The orange is a nice pop. High waisted pants with belted waists– suits me so much better than the low-slung skinny jeans.

  • 2. Trisha  |  September 9th, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    I’m a huge fan of the high waisted pants too–I’m long waisted, so this will make my Spring shopping much easier.

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