The tailored Temperley classic is back for Autumn Winter 2022 — in three fresh colourways.

An effortless blend of masculine tailoring, combined with a fitted feminine silhouette and fabrication, the Clove suit exemplifies Alice’s playful and fluid attitude to conventions.

Crafted in London from luxurious Italian velvet, inspired by her own love of suiting and extensive collection (20 at last count), the Clove story comprises an immaculately tailored trio; the blazer, waistcoat and trousers.

A new season update on the timeless Temperley design, we’re launching it in three fresh colourways: Emerald Green, Carnation and Ice Blue.

Fully lined, with button detailing, they can be worn together for a modern take on a the classic suit. Experiment with the collection’s separates, like our June Tail Shirt, to curate a truly unique look.

Since it first launched, it’s been a repeat sell-out, refreshed and reinvented in numerous vibrant shades. Through whimsical purple — a nod to Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze — to fierce limited edition red, it’s retained its original cut.

It’s a landmark time for suiting, with Saville Row’s offering just beginning to reflect the zeitgeist. The first female-only tailoring house opened in 2020. Women are finally being liberated from the back rooms and taking front of house roles, like head cutter. These shifts are both attributable to the easing out-of-date traditions and a growing market for female tailors.

Alice explains where the idea came from and what suiting a woman means to her…

Where did the idea for the Clove suit come from?

‘Everyone thinks I am a dress person, but I love tailoring. It began with a vintage men’s three-piece suit from Endell Street, which I used to style with a pair of Converse again and again through college. It was a revelation. Since then, my collection has grown to twenty I wear on rotation, so it makes sense as a key story in every collection.

‘Though the Clove has a tomboy edge, the velvet gives it feminine and flattering feel when worn with heels or flats. It’s versatile — I like to wear my waistcoat and blazers over dresses, as well as together.’

Describe how you feel when you wear a suit

‘I feel most confident in a suit. It’s so simple — you don’t have to think about anything else as it’s a head-to-toe look— yet when done right you instantly look put-together.

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Clove suit in pink, temperley

What does creating women’s suits mean to you?

‘Since we shifted our business model to be direct to consumer, we’re able to listen more to what our clients want — and they love them.

‘It feels important to give women the freedom and easy confidence that comes from intuitive, well-cut suiting. As with all my designs, I wear them constantly so it’s amazing to see others enjoying them and making them their own.’

A personification of the quintessentially quirky British style — intrinsic to the Temperley DNA, the Clove suit is sharp and unapologetic.

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