ALICE by Temperley Spring/Summer 2011 is inspired by the last Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, a young woman who set Versailles ablaze with her mischievous sensibility, taste for the decadent, and hunger for romance. The collection imagines Marie Antoinette in a modern day setting, putting a streetwise spin on past centuries’ French fashion. It turns a classic toile du jour print into a playful cotton playsuit and mixes motorcycle leather with peasant-inspired cross-stitch blouses. The collection features a breezy soft palette of whites, creams, blushes, nudes and silvery grays given a 21st century zing with an injection of hot pink. Gauzy maxi dresses, soft appliquéd tulles, diaphanous sheer jacquards and intricately hand embroidered cottons give a faded feminine elegance while black and tan leather separates offer an antidote to the ultra soft femininity. A more luxe element is evident this season with trademark Temperley embellishment given a fresh ALICE perspective. Hand pleated rosettes, dresses graphically decorated with bold metal components and playful bow details give a rich new take on the ALICE line. Textures are key, ranging from super soft clipped jacquards and cotton cut throughs to lace paneling on stretch bodycon silhouettes. Drapey jersey is manipulated into intricate body hugging wraps and 18th century frills decorate cuffs. Spring/Summer 2011 is a modern day Marie Antoinette with 21st attitude, a strong collection of multi functional separates and signature dresses.
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