Inspired by the work of England’s greatest playwright William Shakespeare, Jenny Packham’s latest collection draws inspiration from one of the bards most familiar works ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Ethereal and feminine are the two words which sum up this collection, with its flurry of delicate florals, complimented by flowing fabrics of luxurious silks and satin’s.
Evoking that fairytale world of Shakespeare’s magical play, there is a genuine elegance to this collection, fusing elements of the English countryside, the literary and indeed Elizabethan world, Jenny Packham has stuck gold once more.
Silhouettes and beautiful contours remain a strong feature in this collection, with many of the designs floating in a princess like manner, however there are close cut mermaid shapes and tiny shifts, which adds the element of sartorial variety to the collection.
Igniting thoughts of dreamy woodlands, where the sun pierces through the lush green branches of the trees, Jenny Packham truly let her imagination run wild. Embellishments ranged from ebullient rosy bundles of feathers at the waist, with another that includes an understated sheath, and cape featuring pastel floral embellishments at the neckline.
Keeping with embellishments, others include oversized camellia flowers which accent the simpler silhouettes, adding an amazingly whimsical feel. The palette befits the theme perfectly, with a gorgeous mix of white, creams, gold and more pastel colours.
This marvelous collection, with its simply gorgeous style is one of the finest of the new seasons.