September 10, 2010

Who'd a thunk it? - Newcomer at NYFW

Although his fashion show is on September 13, I want to report on William Tempest by now. I guess, you've never heard of him, but that's a gap, which I want to close now. The homonymous fashion brand is based in London, Great Britain and represents luxury and modernism at the same time.

Biography

At the age of 16 he left school to conquer the world of fashion. He matriculated for 2 years and studied fashion design in his home town Cheshire. As a comer he soon raised his good reputation and got a university place at the  London College of Fashion. The British fashion designer Giles Deacon then became kind of his mentor and Tempest started to design for Diesel in 2007. As he got the offer to create the ready-to-wear collection of Jean Charles de Castelbajac, William moved to Paris where he designed some stage outfits for Madonna as well.
In January 2008, he moved back to London to launch his first own fashion brand. One year later, he won the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit Award which paved the way to the fashion week.

"Recently William Tempest has collaborated with the supermodels Kate Moss and Erin O’Connor; launched a new fashion exhibition at Kensington Palace in London alongside Vivienne Westwood and Stephen Jones; and been featured in international press including Vogue, Harper’s Baazar, Tatler and Elle magazines."





Style

Tempest's style is pretty elegant, strict and shapely. Coined by modernity and innovation, the brand follows a clear architectural concept and morphology. The brand's aesthetics is very theatric and vital. It's characteristic features are composed by sculptural lines and distinctive draperies which give the creations a dramatical touch.




Where can I buy it?

William Tempest is stocked globally in high profile stores including Harrods in London; Boutique 1 throughout the middle-east; Al Othman in Kuwait, Outfit at The Wynn Las Vegas Hotel in the US, and Grey Flannel on the Island of Capri in Italy.

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