Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NY Spring ’12. Jenny Packham and Her Radiant Rainbow

September 12, 2011 • Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Spring 2012, New York Fashion Week Spring ’12

Summary: “She’s a Rainbow” is the perfect quote from the Rolling Stone. Nothing else can better describe Jenny Packham‘s Spring 2012. The collection was inspired by the gleaming skies of opal whites and azure blues, painted with lavish glittering brush strokes and arresting vivid rainbow hues. Dramatic arrays of colorful blooms spray the collection with vibrant crystal petals, twinkling like phosphorescence on a hot summer night.

Personally, I love all the pieces of the show. The light glistening of crystals on each dress brought a dream-like atmosphere to the model. The pin straight hair and ruby red lips helped bring out the light of the dresses by complementing them without overpowering. Though all of the embellishments seemed like they could be heavy, as the models walked, they looked as if they were floating on air. Expect to see many of these dresses on the red carpet soon.

Colors: white, cream, sky blue, sunray, pistachio, gold, opal, turquoise, sunset orange, lemon drop yellow, geranium red, peppermint green, “forget-me-not” blue, molten gold, burnished orange, purple, watercolor, eggshell

Fabrics & Textures: silk, chiffon, hand-beading, chantilly lace, ribbon, tulle, organza, feathers, sequins, Swarovski stones, silk chiffon

Key Looks: French chantilly beaded lace tea dress with petersham ribbon belt and lace trimmed satin slip; Long lace dress with a cascade of beaded flowers; Silk chiffon dress with organza trimmed hems

– Taneisha Jordan

Photos: WWD

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