I like it when I see a designer’s dresses that are so unique that it excites me like no other that I just have to blog about them immediately! It is rare to find a designer so different, heart stopping and special and Alice Temperley’s designs are just that. I thought it was worth doing an entire post dedicated to her as we end this week. Her designs are like pieces of art and when you wear one of her dresses, I imagine it is as if you are wearing a masterpiece! Vintage inspired heirloom feel.. with a flair of edgy modern couture..
Alice Temperley grew up in Somerset, on her parent’s ciderfarm before moving to London to attend university. Temperley graduated from the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins before setting up her company, Temperley London, together with her then boyfriend (now husband) Lars von Bennigsen in 2000. She is well known for her focus on beautiful fabrics and hand finishes and has been hailed as the designer making the biggest waves in British fashion by American Vogue.
Temperley Bridal is an important part of the Temperley offering after the first bridal dresses were created following Alice’s own wedding to Lars Von Bennigsen, the CEO of Temperley Ltd, in 2002. This year sees the launch of the ‘Ophelia 2012′ Temperley Bridal collection, offering for the first time a selection of ready to wear dresses that will be available outside of the Temperley Bridal salons as well as online at temperleylondon.com.
Wearers of her designs have included Halle Berry, Kate Hudson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Eva Mendez, Clare Danes, Sienna Miller, Lindsey Lohan, Demi Moore, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, Keira Knightley, Leighton Meester, Naomi Campbell, Nicole Richie, Reese Witherspoon, Rosario Dawson and Scarlett Johansson.
Nuff’ said…now let’s get on to these gorgeous dresses!!!
For more info see Temperley London’s site here www.temperleylondon.com
Kirstin @ Froufrou Le Bleu
P.S. The 2nd dress down (low-cut with butterfly sleeves is my favorite! WOW – Just dreamy!!)
Photo Source – Pinterest
Article Sources – Wikipedia & Temperley London Bio