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Fashion meets design in a new collaboration between Temperley London and Romo.
Fantastical beauty and maximalist flair mark the exciting new collaboration between British fashion house Temperley London and British design studio Romo. This spring, the two unveil an extraordinary new collection of textiles and wallcoverings based on fabrics from Temperley London’s two-decade history and mined from its rich archives.
“When Emily and her team from Romo came down to my studio in Somerset, we pulled all the prints out of the archive, laid them on the floor, and went through identifying designs that represent the true DNA of the brand—the hero prints,” explains Alice Temperley MBE, founder and creative director of Temperley London. “We made sure there was a good mix of graphics, florals, and animals. They all needed to work together and tell a story.”
And the story they tell is magical. Colossal blooms, exotic leopards, frolicking monkeys, dreamy palms. Exquisite trims like classic passementerie brush fringes, twist cords, and key tassels add even more personality to the narrative.
“There is a wonderful story behind the Lavinia design—it takes its inspiration from a 1920s Chinese silk shawl that Alice’s great grandmother brought back from one of her many adventures,” says Emily Mould, director of design and excellence for The Romo Group. “It’s an iconic Temperley design that was the first inspiration for one of Temperley’s tattoo dresses. It has been wonderful to translate it into both fabrics and wallcoverings.”
Working closely with the Temperley studio, Romo expertly transformed the fashion pieces into interior pieces, deliberately choosing to stay close to the original designs. They tweaked color palettes and played with scale while carefully keeping intricate details like delicate embroideries, shimmering beads and sequins, and luminous metallics.
“Romo’s execution is brilliant. They have made my dream a reality and have been the best partners,” says Temperley. “This collection is a portal into my brand—an extension of the world of Temperley that makes so much sense.”