Last friday, Miss LF took a trip to the V&A museum to see the legendary designer Jenny Packham’s 25th anniversary celebration, featuring a spectacular retrospective catwalk of iconic ‘princess dresses’ hand picked from past collections.
After studying at Southampton Solent University then receiving a First Class Honour at Central Saint Martins, Jenny launched her eponymous label in 1988 with a love for unadulterated glamour and is now one of the most highly respectable British fashion designers of today, having been awarded the title of ‘Best British Bridal Designer’ in 2012 and previously voted ‘Hollywood Style Designer of the year’.
Probably the most famous of Jenny’s fans is The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton having been photographed wearing the designer’s daywear and glamorous gowns on many occasions, hence the designer’s dubbed ‘dresses fit for a princess’.
The ready-to-wear garments from the show included a full length tulle gown from the Autumn/Winter ’05 collection (of which Erin O’Connor wore on the catwalk), a bright pink embellished mini-dress from the Spring/Summer ’09 collection and our favourite finale dress, the white tulle with sparkling sleeves and high neckline.
– Sufiyeh Hadian