Jenny Packham Remixes Rockabilly And Old Hollywood

You can always count on Jenny Packham to pump up the GLAMOUR in your Fashion Week. Following the wispy sherbet-hued looks of her spring 2012 collection, Packham dialed up the richesse for her fall 2012 line with luxurious satins, long lines, and a heavy-handed pour of sparkle. Each model was styled in a sweeping victory roll and deep bordeaux lips with their ears dripping in chunky costume earrings—a kind of rockabilly meets old Hollywood aesthetic—and as is expected of the red carpet staple, her eveningwear totally blew us AWAY.

SEQUINS AND ASYMMETRY

Jenny Packham Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week.
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Glistening garmentry is absolutely what Jenny Packham does best, and the U.K. designer held no prisoners for this fall 2012. The runway was graced by so many floor-length gowns dripping with the sparkly stuff. Whether it was in the form of a base column dress draped with a diagonal overlay, all over a long-sleeve dress with gold-to-black ombre on the shoulder, or in a swirling patterned sheer panel, there was no limit to Packham’s employment of sequins. Importantly, though, it was not uniform but dispersed unevenly across a garment to create greater interest.

STRONG SHOULDERS AND STERNUM

Jenny Packham Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week.
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Plunging necklines were balanced with strong angular shoulders in several forms. Jenny highlighted shoulders with metallic beading, piled tiering, or heavy construction, and cinched waists accordingly for shape. Bare sternums helped infuse a little sex appeal into the harshly conservative detail. Also, is it just us, or does that pink number + hairstyle not totally remind you of Katy Perry’s 2011 American Music Awards performance outfit??

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