After a seventeen season hiatus from fashion week, when Jenny Packham showcased this season, the collection was not special for this reason alone. The company, which celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year, set up this special showcase at their flagship store in London.
The collection, inspired by Jean Harlow (yes – the Hollywood icon from the 1930s who is also known for making the ‘Platinum Blond’ an iconic hair trend), is not literal in its inspiration but the elements used are evident enough. There are fun, flirty dresses as well as chic, sophisticated ones in the range and without fail, there seems to be a vintage Hollywood inspired dresses for every occasion.
In essence, the collection is iconic in its own right and the outfits are not only easy to carry off, but also easy to style. The dresses, the styling and the accessories are feminine, delicate and undoubtedly beautiful – without seeming like something a damsel in distress would wear. A lot of the people who viewed the collection also commended how easy the pieces are to style and yet, have enough character to be left on their own too – a fact we wholeheartedly second.
So this season, if you are looking to be trendy in a classic sort of way, you will need to look no further from Jenny Packham. In this comeback – and what a brilliant comeback it Is, indeed! – we are so happy await the next collection of the brand, which will also hopefully be at a fashion week next season.
Overall Impression – 8/10
Favourite Pieces – White petal detailed gown; Silver Party Gown; Smoke themed gown.
That’s about it from our end for this one, folks! We are eager to know what you think, so feel free to let us know!
Here is the link to the video of this collection – and we’ll catch you in the next one!