WHEN IT COMES TO BRIDAL GOALS,
TO SAY THE WORDS, ‘MY DRESS IS A JENNY PACKHAM’ IS UP THERE. And now, thanks to a creative collaboration between the Duchess of Cambridge’s go-to designer and US mega brand, David’s Bridal, more brides can feel that sartorial high – with a price tag they can afford.
Following in the fashion footsteps of Vera Wang and Zac Posen, Jenny is the first British designer to work with David’s Bridal. ‘David’s has such a great team,’ says Jenny. ‘It’s been an honour, and a challenge to take what we’ve done before and work it into another collection.
‘We have kept the embellishment, details, relaxed bridal look, and beautiful fabrics – but worked within the boundaries of producing something that’s affordable.’
So, what kind of looks can brides-to-be expect from the collection? ‘We’re finding a lot of girls want a red-carpet-style dress that also works as an evening dress,’ Jenny says. ‘here are nine wedding dress styles in total, plus four evening gowns, six maids’ dresses and two flower-girl styles.
‘David’s offers the most amazing range of colours; we’ve created them in navy, sea green, and misty pink.’
But the collection doesn’t stop there: there are shoes and embellished clutches, as well as belts. ‘hey give a bride a way of making her dress individual – and [the belts] can even work well as hairbands,’ says Jenny. ‘We have several veils for the first season – including this cathedral-length veil [right] covered in pearls and crystals. It works on several dresses in the collection.
David’s Bridal. Now, her design expertise is each dress to give away, worth £10,000 in total! advice would be to go for a veil with detailing all over it.’
Does Jenny herself have a favourite? ‘his dress [above, third from right],’ she says.
‘It comes to life when it’s on. It’s a beautiful platinum colour, with crystals and pearls, and very low back with button detailing.’ he Wonder collection promises so much of the detail and creativity that is quintessentially Jenny Packham. A bride on a budget should get February 2016 in her diary now!
The Wonder collection by Jenny : Packham is available at David’s Bridal ; from February 2016; for information, visit davidsbridaL.co.uk. Bridal dresses : cost from £850 (sizes 4-30); maids ; dresses from £130.95 (sizes 4-30); vening dresses from £160.95 (sizes : 6-18) and accessories from £65.
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