After attending the Temperley London show at London Fashion Week, I tweeted that Alice Temperley had been looking into my dreams. As far as I'm concerned, her Spring / Summer 2013 collection was a complete tour de force, and represented everything I love about fashion. It was feminine, sophisticated and accomplished from start to finish, but still had a playful touch.

Harking back to the Hollywood golden age, the silhouette was effortlessly glamorous. Models wore hats just like those made famous by Christian Dior at the height of New Look mania, and Temperley's full skirts teamed with them showed exactly why this in-and-out silhouette is a timeless one.


Where much of London's top talent concentrates on modern, edgy and experimental fashion, Temperley is far more grown up. The Temperley woman for Spring / Summer 2013 is a well-travelled, confident woman who is never seen with a hair out of place - even on the beach. Away from the 50s style pouffy skirts were longer maxis with sheer panels, and a series of gorgeous semi-transparent pieces (teamed with vintage sunglasses, natch) that looked like particularly chic swimsuits and cover ups.


Colour-wise, there was a palette of only four, keeping things very cohesive. Along with black and white, this was yet another designer to show a lot of blue, though it was softer and paler than a lot of the blues we've seen. There was also a lot of red, either mixed in china-like prints with the blue, or in its full glory in chic midi and maxi dresses.

See the showstopping finale in our exclusive video below...