Images by Tony Von Thelen
Jenny Packham presented AW17: The Heritage Collection, which was inspired by the idiosyncrasies and clichés that define the British identity. The show was also an ode to artist Magda Archer and her “God Bless You Ma’am” illustration which depicts a young Queen Elizabeth in too cool to be proper manner with bold colors and shock of lime green writing.
That set the tone for the show which was a hit at the classic British styles made Packham’s collection so fascinating yet accessible. There were wedgewood blues and tartan patterns, including in a silk chiffon gown and a very sexy cocktail dress. She didn’t stop there though, there was another nod to classic British culture, and that was a gray satin crepe t-shirt with “Pearly Queen” on the front, paired with a silk neckerchief and pearls.
Packham clearly showed those who aren’t familiar with British culture a thing or two via giving it a chic twist on a classic British fashion.