John Lewis launches Somerset lingerie and nightwear collection by British designer Alice Temperley

This October sees the launch of debut Somerset lingerie and nightwear collection by British designer Alice Temperley exclusively for John Lewis.

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Fusing vintage and oriental influences, the 23-piece collection is inspired by Japanese prints and the iconic ‘Le Smoking’ tuxedo suit. The hero piece of the collection is a black sleeveless silk jumpsuit (£145) with ivory piping on the tuxedo-style lapels, reminiscent of 1930s film icon Marlene Dietrich in Morocco.

Somerset lingerie comprises four balconette bra and classic knicker sets. The collection also includes short and long chemises (£75) in vintage inspired lace, and a short chemise in the exclusive ‘Night Floral’ print (£85).

Somerset nightwear, which can double up as luxe loungewear, ranges from masculine tailored silk pyjama top and palazzo pant sets (£150) to vintage French boudoir-style camisoles with matching shorts, and an oriental-inspired belted kimono robe (£145) in the oriental ‘Night Floral’ print.

A Somerset nightwear gifting line will be available ahead of Christmas, offering 100% silk eye masks (£15), silk camisole/knicker sets (£55), and a silk knicker/wash bag set (£35).

Jo Hooper, Head of Womenswear at John Lewis, says, “The début lingerie and nightwear collection marks a new chapter in the evolution of the Somerset brand. The collection epitomises Alice’s vintage, eclectic style, combined with her knowledge of what makes women feel special.”

Alice Temperley says, “Lingerie is my next love after clothing; I think it is what is worn underneath that really inspires a woman to feel beautiful in her clothes – that inner, secret glamour. We know that the Somerset woman values beautiful fabric and detail, so I was really happy with the print and lace we have brought into the designs, all in a luxurious silk for an amazing price. It was also fun to play with the sleepwear; the tux is especially nostalgic of the black and white Ginger Rogers movies of my childhood.

Somerset lingerie arrives in stores nationwide and online on 1st October. Lingerie sizes range from 30-36B-C/30-34D/32-34DD and nightwear pieces are available in S-L, with prices starting from £15 for a ‘Night Floral’ print silk eye mask, to £250 for a cashmere night robe.

Somerset lingerie arrives in stores nationwide and online on October 1 with prices starting from £15 to £250.

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