The Jenny Packham collection was wonderful and the inspiration could definitely be seen in the line. The designer said in an interview backstage that she was partly inspired by Bianca Jagger’s ease and elegance in the 1970s. This could clearly be seen in the chunky jewel accents and the loose jumpsuits. However I could definitely see another mood in the collection: a more old glamour of the 1930s and possibly the late 1920s. Two of my favourite looks from the collection were from the latter era.
This was one of the dresses where I felt a more 1920s vibe, mostly due to the feathered texture and short hemline of the dress. But not only do I really like the fabric because of it’s movement but I love the shimmer incorporated into the textile that gives it a little more depth than a solid black feather would have given. I also love the jewelled neckline because it adds that extra something that really makes the dress pop. It would have been too boring and plain without it.This gown is so classy and elegant that I couldn’t help but fall in love with it immediately. The way the fabric is gathered up around the waist gives it proportion and a certain allure. And the folds created in the fabric give the skirt a more unique shape and movement. I like the classy neckline, because it reveals just the right amount of skin without being too revealing and trashy. And one could never accuse Jenny Packham of being trashy. Ever.
I liked the bright tones of the collection, definitely a breath of fresh air after some of the darker tones in some of the other collections seen today. Hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as I did!