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Temperley London Fall 2012 Runway Review

After last season's opulent show in the British Museum, attended by Pippa Middleton and the hundred photographers who follow her, there were high hopes for this season's Temperley London collection. While there wasn't a royal spotting, or even a royal-adjacent one like last season, the venue was packed to the incredible painted ceiling with people itching to see what Alice Temperley had to show for fall. There was no mistaking what season this was as models walked wearing large fur hats, and while this collection lacked the wow-factor that came with last season's luxe deco shapes, the opulence and textures made it 100% autumn. 

It was a story of texture, inspired by the Renaissance Movement, and we saw rich broacades and foiled crepes alongside heavy floral embellishments. Each look was just slightly over the top with one too many accessories or embellishments, but this was clearly the goal. "In this fast transient world a little decadence is like a tonic, a romantic escapism," noted the designer. While the literal references and grandeur of the collection was apt, time will tell if the looks have the same red carpet and celebrity appeal as usual.