CQ Watch: Jenny Packham SS 2014 runway review and video
The first few dresses to hit the runway for the Jenny Packham Spring 2014 fashion show were just what spring should be - light, refreshing, vibrant! The canary yellow shot through with silver sparkle was just the thing to pick us up from the doldrums of all the neutrals, black, white and gray on the catwalks of New York Fashion Week.
The blue which followed was just a few shades darker than that perfect blue summer sky we'll be looking forward to when these clothes hit stores. This color palette melted into peaches, brilliant pinks and ruby reds.
Fabrics were light and breezy with just a touch of billowy volume. The designs had a lot of movement which added to the romantic air of the show. There was also just a whiff of 40's era inspiration in the silhouettes and some details. One charming example featured a long peach skirt cinched at the natural waist with a thin red belt, topped with a loose-yet-fitted cobalt blue blouse trimmed with seed pearls down the front and sleeves.
Not one to ignore trends, Packham had her fair share of sheer sleeves and necklines in the collection. Statement bags came in the form of rose-petal clutches. A few gowns had a romantic boudoir feel, just put together and fancy enough to be clearly intended for public view.
Also worth noting, the hair and makeup were perfect. When a runway beauty look is done right it complements the clothing and just completes the whole image, which this look did. We even featured it in our 25 favorite instagrams of NYFW. This was one of our favorite, most wearable collections of NYFW.