“What does it mean to be British?” That was the thought process behind Jenny Packham’s fall collection, which was inspired by the idiosyncrasies and clichés that define British identity. In a mish-mash of all things British, Packham worked punk tartan plaids in everything from an embellished cocktail dress to an airy ballgown skirt. The homage to royalty consisted of plenty of pearl necklaces that topped off many looks as well as a pearl motif T-shirt that was named “Pearly Queen.”
Packham collaborated with a London-based artist and printmaker, Magda Archer, to create quirky hand-painted T’s and a rebel hand-painted leather biker jacket. For those who look to Packham for her signature red carpet stunners, she still had plenty of intricate embroidered gowns to offer. Overall, this was one of Packham’s most youthful and fun collections.