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Temperley London Autumn Winter 2015 London Fashion Week Credit: Getty

Temperley London AW15


Citing the opulence of 1920s Paul Poiret as inspiration, Temperley London showcased a marked departure from previous season’s gown focuses, presenting a robust array of knitwear in jacquards and prints with tribal and feather elements. Layering was key and luxurious coats came in cosy slouchy down-to-the-ankle lengths with fur trimmed hoods and zip details, while relaxed velvet tuxedo jackets gave an easy elegance to proceedings. Eveningwear was still a strong story for the collection, in decadent lames. sequins, mirrored elements in flashes of topaz blue and pops of orange. “This season is both effortless and confident, one collection for all the women of Temperley London,” said designer Alice Temperley via the show notes, and who better to demo that mantra on runway than show-veterans Sophie Dahl and Jacquetta Wheeler who added their own finesse and cool to the arsenal of the Temperley woman.

Who we saw: A proud-looking Jamie Cullum, there to support wife Sophie Dahl.

In a nutshell: Lashings of layering.

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