Jenny Packham in her own words!

If you haven’t realized, at Chic Parisien we HEART Jenny Packham Bridal!  We adore her bridal collections… The details, the silhouettes, the Hollywood glamour, the styling, it’s all so fashion forward and stunning!   So in light of our upcoming June 14 - June 15  Jenny Packham Bridal Trunk Show, we were fortunate enough that she answered some questions we asked her!  Here is what she had to say:

What is the inspiration for Jenny Packham 2013 Bridal Collection?  The collection is inspired by the leading ladies of the golden ages of cinema. It is romantic and feminine and fuses the glamour of old Hollywood icons, Vivien Leigh and Bette Davis, with the vintage style of 1930’s Paris.   For the Show, I was inspired by the idea of a 1930’s English country garden wedding with Cecil Beaton taking the photographs. I was inspired by the idea of debutantes of that era. The collection reflects this aristocratic English style with a fresh, floral and contemporary detail.

What is your favorite piece from this collection?  I love Azalea. It’s a beautifully soft piece but the volume of the skirt and the addition of the tulle draping on the top lends a real luxuriousness and elegance to the look.

What fabrics have you used for this collection?  For 2013 I’ve used a lot of silk chiffon. Unlike previous seasons, I haven’t used so much satin. It’s a lighter aesthetic for 2013- tulles, chiffons and delicate tone-on-tone beading define the collection.

You dress many A-list stars on the red carpet. Is there a connection between the red carpet and bridal wear?  I think for many brides their wedding day is their real life red carpet moment! Increasingly Brides want something beautiful and fashion forward and they look to celebrities on the red carpet for inspiration. I often get inspiration from my evening wear creations and adapt them for the bridal market but it’s also important to remember that bridal styles have to have longevity – they can’t be too trend led.

What new trends do you see emerging in Bridal fashion 2013?  More Brides are looking for gowns with sleeves which wasn’t the case a few years ago. We’ve seen a demand for high necklines and an overall more demure and sophisticated look.

We can't wait for this weekend's trunk show, if your a bride-to-be, make your appointment today, there are only a few spots left!


Images: Courtesy Jenny Packham