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When you think of what makes English style so iconic – the eccentricity, the fearlessness and the bohemian undercurrent – it’s difficult to not think of Alice Temperley. The Somerset-born designer, whose brand umbrella now spans everything from bridal to candles, books, and even the occasional fashion film, might be an ambassador for barefoot glamour, but she’s as accomplished and savvy as they come.

Establishing her name with beautifully embellished, vintage-style gowns, Alice Temperley’s aesthetic has grown to embrace a more modern femininity – this season incorporating printed sneakers and impeccably-cut three-piece suits alongside her signature girlish dresses. When the designer came to visit the sandpit and, as is proper, we got her to play finish the fashion sentence over a cup of tea, naturally

Temperley London is available at The Dubai Mall


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