Having only recently discovering Jenny Packham, it’s obvious to me why she is as established and renowned as she is today. Inspired by Falling, Colin Thubron’s book about trapeze artist Clara the Swallow, this collection is a performance itself. From tattoo embroidery to red marabou feathers and sequins, this collection offers a diverse array of statement bridal gowns.
My first chosen gown is Unity & Serene, an ivory crepe strapless gown with sequin tulle top. This struck me for it’s vintage vibe, the tulle bodice is a modest yet very charming feature, something I would love to reference to when designing. The following dress, Treasure, is an ivory embellished gown. The scrupulous cut of the dress and placement of the embellishments stands as evidence to Jenny Packham’s talents, the dress conforms to the body beautifully. The next gown, Beau, a crystal embellished ivory tulle gown stands as an appreciable piece. The plunge neckline pronounced, drawing attention to the attentively embellished butterfly that is adorning the gown.
The following dress, Precious, an ivory embellished chiffon gown, struck me as a very contemporary look; the deep and dramatic neckline paired with the flowing, airy chiffon creates a wonderful silhouette, elegant and alluring. The next dress, Euphoria, is very inspiring to me. An ivory embellished lace and illusion tulle gown, the meticulous craftsmanship is notably significant in this particular piece. The next gown is also a havy inspiration for me; Crush, an ivory flock tulle ruffle gown, is the epitome of my perfect barn wedding. The endearing neckline accentuates the chest and gives the impression of slimming the waist down, something I would love to incorporate further into my designing.
The next chosen dress is Darling, an ivory tuelle gown with embroidered bodice. This dainty and delicate gown is adorned with gems and beads patterned across the bodice, the layered tuelle skirt accentuates the fairytale silhouette, giving the dress a very rock and roll look. Last but certainly not least, we have the bombshell that is Liberty, a dramatic Scarlet sequin gown with feather sleeves; This enchanting garment is the perfect dress for a vintage femme fatale, the red sequin bias-cut dress with plunge neckline is a statement for any wedding.