#NYFW: Jenny Packham Spring 2014
Show: Jenny Packham Spring 2014
Inspiration: The collection is loosely influenced by the Australian cult film ‘Picnic At Hanging Rock,’ directed by Peter Weir and based on the novel by Joan Lindsay. The story is set in 1900, when a party of boarding school girls are taken on a picnic, only to lead to three of them wandering off and disappearing.
Hair: TRESemme; Makeup: Talia Shobrook for Laura Mercier; Nails: Gina Edwards for Essie
What We Thought:
“A seventies take on austere Edwardian attire, the SS14 Collection fuses classic 70’s prints with traditional embellishments and materials championed at the turn of the 20th Century.” No matter the decade, Jenny Packham’s designs always exude the ultimate, classic elegance. The color palette of SS14 is soft and delightful, a mix of brick red, cobalt blue, cream, lime green, and of course, the fine detailing of pearls and Swarovski beading we’ve come to associate with the A-list brand. We spotted Christina Hendricks, Louise Roe, and Alexandra Shulman sitting front row, admiring look after look that seemed perfectly suited for Kate Middleton‘s style.
The opening line of ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ reads, “What we see and what we seem are but a dream, a dream within a dream.” Between the fluffy, cotton candy-esque hair contrasting with the sleek, effortless fit of each SS14 piece, Jenny Packham’s girls seemed to lightly drift down the runway this season as if walking on clouds (watch for yourself). And if we got any sleep this season, we’d be dreaming in Jenny Packham.
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