London Fashion Week & Alice Temperley

So have we all recovered from New York Fashion Week yet? As ever, it was a wildly hectic affair here in Little Britain, with models, stylists, and designers galore. Lara Stone stopped by for a good feeding, and our finger sandwiches were seen at the city’s best-catered parties between only the most fabulous of digits.

Now that the last shepherd’s pie has been served, and the tea leaves settle at the bottom of the pot, it’s easy to feel that the party’s over. But fear not, as sure as night follows day, London Fashion Week is here to keep your glitter, glam and gorgeous quotas fulfilled.

The former ugly sister of the FW calendar looks set to blossom this year, as the success of young upstarts like House of Holland lure back the old guard of Stella McCartney et al to show for the first time in years. We thought we’d spoil you with a Monday morning feature on one of our fave designers, Alice Temperley. Not least as it’s a great excuse for pictures of Kate and Pippa Middleton, both big fans:

Pairing a silk blouse with a Remembrance Poppy

You go, cowgirl!

Having grown up on a cider farm, Alice certainly know her apples (sorry!). Headquartered in the super fashionable Notting Hill, she founded the label fresh from university in 2000, and now has standalone boutiques in Dubai, and Los Angeles. Sadly her Broome Street boutique closed in 2010.

Temperley London, 2-10 Colville Mews, W11

Awarded Elle Best Young Designer of the Year 2004, she’s known for her indulgent fabrics and hand-finishes. What’s more, American Vogue have heralded her: ‘the designer making the biggest waves in British fashion’.

As you can see from her London store, Alice is truly flying the flag for fabulous British fashion! So it seems only right to raise a teacup, and wish her the very best for London Fashion Week!

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