Summary: Bringing together liquid jersey, tulle and crystals, Jenny Packham's Fall/Winter 2011 collection came across as more of an Oscar statue brought to life with a little bit of a dark side. Gold beading definitely played a major part in the collection. The gowns sparkled in the runway lights, almost seeming to light up the darkened room. Quoting Marlene Dietrich, the women burned up the stage and light drew to them like "moths around a flame".
Many of the sequined dresses seemed light and airy, and as we all know, such a thing is no easy feat. The gowns breezed down the runway and made one dream of summers in a grassy knoll full of sunflowers and lilacs. None of them seemed weighed down and keeping the silhouttes simple allowed for delicate and intricate beadwork.
Color Palette: gold, black, cream, white, beige, nude
Fabrics & Textures: silk chiffon, beading, tulle, silk georgette, liquid jersey, metal sequins, crystals, italian jersey, french lace, silk crinkle chiffon, chevrons
Key Looks: Beaded tulle shift dress; Celestial crystal covered jumpsuit; art deco gold beaded halter neck tulle dress.