Queens and debutantes: Temperley London

Temperley London always comes steeped with an inherent British elegance and laced with a vintage whimsy; and for pre-fall 2012 the label surpasses itself on both accounts. The elegance hits a note that’s sometimes Queenly, sometimes Debutante, from regal gowns worn with scrunched mid-length gloves to sparkling tiara-like headbands.

And the Britishness? It feels to me like there’s something rather English about wearing a dainty floor-length frock underneath an open trench coat.

For all of Temperley London’s pre-Fall 2012 collection click on the thumbnails above.