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Jenny Packham Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection

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After six seasons of showing her collections from a distance, Jenny Packham is back in her Paris showroom and clearly back in her element. “With the kind of clothes we make, you really need to touch it, see it under the lights, twist and turn it,” says Packham. “No matter how hard you try, it will never translate online or in photographs.” It’s true: becoming familiar (so to speak) with the irresistible luxury of Packham’s designs will always require the full tactile experience of folding the fabrics between your two hands to appreciate the craftsmanship embedded in each sequin and hear the satisfying rustle who accompanies him. . This is something you will never be able to experience through the digital mirror.

So instead of the old Hollywood throwbacks and party girls of decades past that Packham has looked to over the past few collections, she was instead inspired by something more immediate this season: the lively, lively energy of the hummingbird. “I guess hummingbirds are quite a reminder of people at parties, aren’t they?” said Packham. And that’s of course where her pieces really shine, with their extravagant feathers, rich shimmering sequin patterns and sumptuous embroidery. Most striking of all was a series of dresses in cool tones with billowing skirts cut from layers of sheer, lightweight tulle to create breathtakingly romantic silhouettes.

But Packham has also worked diligently to make its pieces as eco-friendly as a luxury dress can be in 2022, with impressive attention to detail. It’s a longtime goal of Packham, but she wanted to make sure it was done right. Her dresses are now made of recycled satins and chiffons, as well as biodegradable sequins sourced from India after a long period of research. “You have to take baby steps, because you have to make sure you’re doing it the right way,” she says. “I was aware of the fact that these materials had to be flown, and there is no point in doing so if you suddenly increase your carbon footprint. It’s about balancing all of those things together, and that’s going to take a bit of time, because I want to respect the process.

For that, Packham is to be commended, as she carves her own path in enduring evening wear. Yet, as always with Packham’s work, it was the sheer sense of pleasure on display that charmed the most.