Having decamped from the town within the identify of her label to Ilminster, Somerset, final yr, Alice Temperley appeared on this assortment to be riffing on the perennial boho vibe encapsulated by Glastonbury simply down the street. It contained punchy renditions of the floaty clothes in trippy patterns and animalia which are dependable Temperley requirements, together with up to date preparations of her signature tailoring in contemporary shades of velvet, leather-based, and superb wale cotton corduroy. Plus jumpsuits, clearly.
While her change of location has not altered her sensibility, it has affected her emphasis and led to new materials. Of a not too long ago developed vary of outerwear, she mentioned: “ They’re really… practical, I guess. Yeah, practical is a good word.” An expanded vary of double denim choices and a few sustainable cotton jersey emblem hoodies (considered one of which had already been pinched by her teenage son) had been additional inherently sensible items.
Furthermore, since returning to Somerset Temperley has quickly established partnerships with native factories (together with that which manufactures the outerwear), leatherworkers, tanneries, and different close by suppliers to develop a resilient, environmentally sustainable and localized manufacturing community, which is extraordinarily sensible whereas including depth to the label’s entire. Meanwhile her warehouse in Italy will act because the conduit to prospects for a lot of the items manufactured offshore, a small post-Brexit mercy.
As Temperley identified, when instances are as difficult as they’ve develop into additional pointless complication turns into extremely undesirable. Scattered with items to bop in when the summer season comes, however with a lot that was sensible too, this was a set with correct Somerset soul. Roll on Glastonbury ’22.