Spring/Summer 2015 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Phillip Lim abandoned the boxy brights of patchwork we’ve seen from him the last couple of seasons and opted for something more fluid today. His worked and textured fabrications were still there but this time wound round the body into contour tops, tubing a detail to line their silhouette.

The idea had in fact come from the bedroom – but this was perhaps the least obvious “boudoir” reference we had seen, more sporty, fresh and clean in feel than is traditionally translated (boudoir usually conjuring up concoctions of lace, feathers and beyond), though there were still a lot of layers to contend with here.

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Spring/Summer 2015 Temperley London

THE first show season since Temperley London combined its mainline and ALICE offerings and things are looking strong. That was a good idea – and you could see the balance between the two working all the better for now working as one. It felt fresh, young, clean, tight, modern.

“It was great to focus solely on an amazing show collection with more daywear, core pieces and loads of very versatile separates,” explained Temperley pre-show, singling out again “versatile” and “sexy” as key buzzwords.

“I was inspired by colour and print from very naughty Japanese paintings, woodblock prints, surreal sea creatures and lots of mixing of layers and kimono references with our looks both for day and evening,” she went on. And all of this was entirely evident. Cropped trench jackets, breezy skirts worn over trousers but whose effect was only really felt wafting away as it did at the back, gingham and plaid, pink and black stripes, dense embroideries, stiff A-line silhouettes.

Slouchy-boxy tailoring was given the Temperley edge with lace accents and despite all of these references and layers, it never felt heavy.

“The Temperley girl is more relaxed with a very sexy attitude,” the designer pointed out.

The mood suits her well.

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