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Jenny Packham’s Dreamy Glamour!

Jenny Packham Spring/Summer 2012 show during MB Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, NYC was the sparkly little dream I had quite early in the morning, September 12. The whole collection of light-weight fairy dresses in nudes, pastels and some bright colors gave off elegant sparkles that were really appealing to the eye. There were no signs of exaggeration, just harmony, femininity and joy. Golden, metallic blue, red, white and silver flashes were part of the sequined decoration – geometrical, abstract and floral. What was very interesting was that despite all this metallic flare, the looks didn’t look heavy at all. Luxurious and subtle at the same time, the dresses made a huge statement about new age glamour. Most gowns seem to be a red carpet must-have, flattering and not hiding the silhouette. Fine details, transparencies and fluid forms transform the designers’ generosity with fabrics and precious materials into an intention to create wearable works of art. Little frills, drapes and pleats reveal a talent in tailoring and pattern making. Most forms and styles are viewed as simple ones but in fact they are demanding and complicate. I now know how a woman can be sexy without being provocative, and scandalous without making even one sin. The little sparkles on the light-weight, almost (but not) see-though fabrics can become an obsession! Maybe Jenny Packham gave us a great hint of ‘what to where’ when we want to make women jealous and men full in love with us.

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