Spring 2013 London Fashion Week: Temperley London

– By Nausheen Shah – 

Return to the feminine.  Return to timelessness.  ‘Return to Elegance.’
This is the mantra that Temperley London evoked when presenting her Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
Gliding under crystal chandeliers in their Charlotte Olympia heels and their Cutler and Gross & Vintage sunglasses, models conjured up a female reminiscent of a ‘1950’s couture model or a young Sophia Loren.’  Perhaps they were off to have tea with their girlfriends or jet set to Capri for the weekend, but one trend that brought these sophisticated ladies back into the now was the modernization of their classic silhouettes with plays of transparency and geometric lines.
Patricia Underwood hats capped off floor length bell organza skirts with bold ribbon and stripe embroideries.  Tops stayed fitted to the body yet soft and fluid in forms of knits and silk jacquards.  Crisp cotton dresses, lattice overlays and crystalline embellished gowns felt fresh and crisp in a palette of rouge, light china blue, midnight, blanc and noir.
When asked where her inspiration was drawn from this season, she pondered, “Do we still have the time to dress properly, be poised, or be brave enough to make that a consistent statement rather than searching for the new all the time?  These are the questions I have tried to answer in the clothes themselves.”
Well to her credit, answer them she did and in addition, gifted us with a everlasting Spring collection.
Nausheen Shah is a New York based fashion designer turned stylist/creative consultant who has worked for the likes of Catherine Malandrino and Zac Posen.  In her travels, Nausheen’s love of language, cuisine, art and interior design flourished, informing her unique, distinctive, and global style.  She also runs her own ‘fashion as a lifestyle’ blog – A Shah’s Life and can be followed on Facebook @nausheenshahstylist and Twitter @nausheenshah
Photos courtesy of Style.com

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