Highlights from LFW: Temperley London Spring 2016

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Alice Temperley took the cue for her Spring 2016 RTW collection from Havana and other hot Latin American climes. 'The mood reflects Cuba and the forbidden yet tempting fantasy of island life – its decadent cultural heritage and the nonchalant and mysterious attitude of its capital city Havana.'

"I wanted this to be romantic and decadent, but also colorful and happy,” said the designer. “Clothes should be about escapism, and for summer they should also be easy, comfortable, cool and eclectic.”

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The designer sent out a lineup of dresses covered in embroidery and other needlework done in a summer garden color palette inspired by the images of Robert Polidori. There were belted cotton dresses, many with circle skirts and a ruffle around the neckline.

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The heart of this collection was Temperley’s heavily embroidered sundresses, and likewise embellished sundress like ensembles. Backed in crisp white or navy cotton, these pieces came in a variety of relaxed silhouettes and played host to a virtual fireworks display of floral and abstract embroidered patterns.

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Others silhouettes were more inspired by the region’s folk doll figurines, as in a loose-fitting black dress with orange sequins, and the dark, patterned knitwear.

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Highlights from NYFW: Reem Acra Spring 2016 RTW

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"I just want to take you to my world,” read the show notes at Reem Acra’s Spring 2016 show. Acra, a Lebanon native, wanted to show who she was in this collection by combining her past and present life. She transplanted us to a Middle Eastern glamour fairy tale straight out of 'One Thousand And One Nights', where some of the gowns were definitely fit for a queen.

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There were also more bohemian, through-the-looking-glass versions of gowns that were common in the ’60s.

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Image Source: Marcus Tondo/Indigitalimages.com via vogue.com

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Highlights from NYFW: Marchesa Spring 2016 RTW

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“A botanical menagerie of caged birds” was the inspiration for Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig’s feminine Marchesa spring lineup. And while it was frothy with its pale pinks, greens and yellows, there was also a darker, romantic mood weaved throughout.

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There were fluffy feathered skirts, 3-D embroideries of flora and fauna, artfully arched modesty-preserving wings. Bird and petal motifs rendered in 3-D embroidery imbued movement and texture to the lineup’s dramatic evening gowns.

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With voluminous skirts featuring layers of dip-dyed tulle in an ombré of pastels, the gowns, some decorated with back bows and lace-up detailing, were nothing short of exquisite.

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