John Lewis forges partnership with designer Alice Temperley

Alice Temperley, the fashion designer, has recently started a partnership with John Lewis in order to create her first collection which is going to be available on the high street. The designer, from the UK, has said that the range she is creating is going to be called Somerset after the county of her birth. She says that the collection is going to be bringing some of her designing style from her higher end items to people who shop on the high Street.

In an interview with Vogue magazine she said, “I’ve been designing for 10 years now and I think I have a very good understanding of our consumer. I think that this new range of clothes is going to appeal to a different set of people and it is going to complement the clothes we already have on the market.

“Even people who cannot afford high end items still appreciate good design and quality, and this is something that we are going to offer. We are delighted to have John Lewis as our partner as they stand for immense quality and taste.”

The range of clothing is going to contain 60 items and it is expected to be available from early September. The prices are going to be significantly less than her higher end collection with items starting from just £30. However, there are going to be some seriously expensive items in the range, including a coat made from sheepskin which is going to retail for £1000. Also in the collection are going to be military style jackets, knitted items and blouses.

The designer has won a great deal of praise internationally for her work, and is perhaps most known for the dress that she created for the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, Pippa Middleton, which she wore to the wedding reception last April. She has recently been awarded an MBE by the Queen for her services to the country in regard to fashion.


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