There are only a few weeks to go until the Spring 2010 shows kick off in New York City where Temperley London currently shows. I recently caught up with Alice to find out about her inspiration for the new season, details of her label expansion and her must have items for Autumn '09.
You have shown in both New York and London, what do you think are the main differences between the two fashion capitals? There is a definite buzz in New York that comes from being the first in the seasonal calendar. It is much bigger and more money orientated which used to draw bigger crowds of press and buyers. London is filled with eccentricity and creativity, which I love.
Has your son, Fox, encouraged you to design childrenswear at all? We do a small line of children¹s wear called Temperley for Little People; there are only a few select pieces in the collection, most recently the Cashmere Leopard print romper complete with ears and a tail. We aim to expand the line in 2010.
To find out more about Temperley's plans for expansion, just read more.
I fell in love with the shoes Olivia Morris created for you Autumn AW09 show, do you have any plans to extend your label at all? The shoes have been well received & I love to collaborate with different designers on footwear. However, we are launching our own Temperley London shoes for Spring 2010.
What has inspired your Spring 2010 show? We are producing another global digital installation. The inspiration is the circus and we are building a fantastic installation for it that will be unveiled at MILK studios in New York. It is all very exciting at this stage as the collection and the creative aspects really come together, I am afraid I can't say more than that!
Would you ever consider a High Street collaboration? Yes, we previously collaborated with Target, the response was incredible and it was great to be able to open the collections up to a different audience. We recently have been focusing on our own lines and working on a huge project for Spring 2010 which has been taking up most of our attention.
What are your must have items for Autumn AW09? Leather jackets and bandage knit mini skirts with zips and lace details to go with the sexy '80s vibe at the moment, I love the revival of past decades and none are more fun than the '80s!
Stay tuned for part two of my interview with Alice where she discusses her favourite London shopping spots, style on a budget and her handbag essentials!