Putting vintage Fifties and Seventies-inspired vibes together with Art Nouveau references has never been easier thanks to Alice Temperley’s latest Temperley London bridal spring 2018 collection, the 11 pieces of which all exude some of the most elegantly mixed fashion inspirations we yet had to see in a bridal collection.
Although getting inspired by either the Fifties/Seventies or by Art Nouveau, is something that, to put it in Miranda Kerr’s words, couldn’t be defined as properly “groundbreaking” (especially when it comes to springtime), the newest Temperley London bridal spring 2018 collection gives us an extremely intriguing new vision of ethereality and tradition, with all the proposals being anything but banal.
The first thing one cannot help but notice is how skillfully Alice Temperley managed to include the abounding amount of intricately embroidered Art Nouveau-inspired patterns in the gowns, often accentuating their motifs either with ultra romantic sweetheart necklines or lace patterns (or even both). From time to time, she even implemented cascades of minuscule crystals in the more Art Nouveau-infused gowns, with the Regina gown being the one covered with crystals most.
“It’s like a Fabergé wedding dress,” Temperley said regarding her Regina wedding dress. “It looks like corsetry, this embroidered armor, but it’s actually soft.”
Delicate, elegant, and softly structured, the Temperley London spring 2018 bridal collection’s Art Nouveau proposals inspire us to immerse ourselves in one of the most otherworldly scenarios (or, alternatively, in Alphonse Mucha’s artwork), and we bet will consequently inspire the many brides-to-be to dare with something conventionally ethereal for their big day, too.
As for the vintage-inspired styles, Alice Temperley flawlessly and effortlessly hit it big as well. With this season being “very ethereal, dreamy, and soft, but super-glamorous,” Alice Temperley couldn’t exempt herself from experimenting with some cool, Fifties-inspired diva-like proposals as well, yet filtering each one of the styles through a more modern boho lens as a way to put “a little twist on things,” as she told Vogue.com.
For these reasons, all of the remaining Temperley London spring 2018 bridal collection’s gowns combine the iconic flared lines of the Seventies, especially when it comes to the sleeves, with the Fifties-inspired hourglass figures, with the corsets being particularly essential in defining the overall silhouette.
As a way to subtly break with all of the aforementioned leitmotifs, Alice Temperley even added a much-appreciated kind of dynamicity to her Temperley London bridal spring 2018 collection thanks to asymmetrically frilled hems, which also create an appealing contrast with the overall softness of the proposals, as well as with slightly shimmery, Nineties-inspired fabrics, which transposed the Art Nouveau embroideries from one material to another.
All in all, Alice Temperley’s latest take on the bridal fashion is purely dreamlike, and it is definitely not that hard to understand why more and more brides are eager to head to Temperley London’s store to find their perfect wedding dress.
Photos courtesy of Vogue