Winter ’14 Trends
‘Folk influences went from Holly Hobbie to fairytale to Inuit.
It was craft couture; the techniques and touches were truly magical’
- Lucinda Chambers, Fashion Director British Vogue
A streak of folkloric influence runs through the Temperley London Winter ’14 collection, epitomised by the Toledo Story graphic embroidery that adorns gowns, scarves and separates. From the playful Toledo Fitted Dress with its full sleeves and fitted silhouette to the Delicate Toledo Tulle Top the story has a look and feel which is distinctly folky. Inspiration for the Toledo story came from the metallic and silk floral motif that appeared on an 18th Century Chasuble which Alice bought on a trip to Italy.
‘Blanket Scarves: The bigger the better; scarves have gone blanket-like for A/W ‘14’
- The Telegraph Fashion Trend Report
The key scarf trend for the season saw Winter 14’s fashion week catwalks wrapped in oversized blanket shawls. At Temperley London they were paired with cosy knits, cropped jackets and even with embellished gowns. The Isidora and Carmina Shawls are made from soft cashmere and are double faced and come in a varied colour palette – from delicate blushes to vibrant blue and white.
‘Q is for: Quilting. If it wasn’t patchwork, it was quilting and sometimes both together. Temperley London, Miu Miu, Christian Dior and Balenciaga were among the top candidates for doing down.’
- The Trend Report
Structure was added to the Temperley London runway show with the soft quilting of the Merida and Bonita stories. The full length Long Merida Dress features a delicate hand painted print which took inspiration from mosaic tiles and stained glass windows and offers a light yet structured shape through its metalasse fabric. Stemming from the floral motif on the 18th Century Chasuble that inspired the collection, the Bonita Coat offers versatility through an A-Line silhouette and reversible style which reveals the hand painted and digitally engineered print.