Ideal Client: "A sexy, strong, well travelled and confident woman. She knows her own identity but yet is comfortable enough to experiment with different styles and shapes."
Temperley London Ltd with its namesake creative director Alice Temperley, MBE creates clothes, memories are made with a design signature that has made her one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary British fashion. The company celebrated its 10th anniversary year in 2011.
'Temperley London' is a feminine, timeless, luxury British designer collection whose signature is ethereal and individual to Temperley for its effortless luxury and independent spirit. Detail is paramount with artisan techniques and hand worked embellishment incorporating inspirations from around the globe and drawing on all things British in lifestyle and personality.
'ALICE by Temperley', contemporary sister line to Temperley London launched in 2010 and is created with the same spirit of Temperley for the everyday, offering key signatures such as lace, leather, tailoring, knitwear and eveningwear.
'Temperley Bridal' has expanded to include a ready-to-wear collection which is now sold worldwide, as well as in exclusive Bridal Salons found in all Temperley own-brand boutiques showcasing the full bridal collection of bespoke, made-to-order and current collection pieces for private appointments only. Temperley Bridal was an organic extension to the world of Temperley following Alice’s own wedding to Lars Von Bennigsen, the CEO of Temperley Ltd, in 2002.
Temperley London produces 14 collections a year including; Cruise and Pre-Fall across the 'Temperley London' and diffusion 'ALICE by Temperley' lines, two 'Temperley Bridal' collections a year and key collaborations with leading British names such as 'Somerset by Alice Temperley' which launched exclusively with John Lewis in September 2012 becoming the fastest selling fashion collection of the department store's history.
Temperley London has also expanded into lifestyle with Temperley Scented Candles, 'Temperley Scarves' and 'Temperley Travel' and has plans to move into further categories.
The past twelve years have earned the Temperley critical acclaim and devoted fans around the world. Amongst many others, 'Temperley London' fans include; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Florence Welsh, Demi Moore and Jennifer Lopez, and 'ALICE by Temperley' has been worn by a range of fans including Beyonce, Emma Watson, Jessica Biel, Rihanna and Dakota Fanning.
The company currently operates six standalone stores in London's Mayfair and Notting Hill, Los Angeles' Melrose Avenue, an outlet in Oxfordshire's Bicester Village, and two stores in the Middle East; a beautiful store in the Dubai Mall and a recently launched store in Qatar's Gate Mall. Temperley is also re-launching its Ecommerce site in June 2013 for all lines at www.temperleylondon.com
The lines are also currently available in over 200 stockists across 35 countries worldwide. The World of Temperley and its design philosophy is set to extend its influence, transforming it from one of Britain's leading luxury fashion brands to an all-encompassing lifestyle.
Alice Temperley was born in England in 1975, trained at London's Central Saint Martin's College of Art and finished her studies with a Masters degree at the Royal College of Art.
Besides a thorough training in the traditional disciplines, Temperley specialized in fabric technology and print.
Temperley's award portfolio includes the 'Award for Innovation' from Central Saint Martin’s, 'EnglishPrint Designer of the Year 1999' at Indigo, Paris, Glamour Magazine 'Designer of the Year' and Elle Magazine 'Young Designer of the Year' both in 2004.
In the 2011 New Year Honours, Temperley was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace, for services to the fashion industry. In addition, Temperley was awarded 'Designer of the Year' at the 2011 Hollywood Style Awards.