New York Fashion Week SS14: Jenny Packham

One of my favourite British designers, Jenny Packham showed her Collection at New York Fashion Week SS14, at The Studio, Lincoln Center. Loosely influenced by the Australian cult film ‘Picnic At Hanging Rock’ (1975, directed by Peter Weir and based on the novel by Joan Lindsay), the Collection was inspired by the exquisite styling of the film – a seventies take on austere Edwardian attire.

Fusing classic 70’s prints with traditional embellishments and materials championed at the turn of the 20th Century, this season’s offering featured Polka dots, checks and stripes mimicked in beautiful pearl and Swarovski beading. Brick red, cobalt blue and lime green tones were contrasted with a delicate array of soft powder pinks and silver marbles. Translucent, weightless organza added a whimsical romance to the collection whilst waists clinched with satin ribbons referenced the silhouettes of the Edwardian era.

Christina Hendricks sat front row alongside journalist and presenter, Louise Roe and UK Vogue Editor, Alexandra Shulman. Christina wore a montera blue cocktail dress from the AW13 Collection and Louise wore a AW13 sugar pink tea length skirt with a SS13 ivory embellished top.