Jenny Packham’s fall 2014 collection was about an effortless, relaxed sort of glam. It was evident from the first exit, a slightly loose, beaded full-length gown with a low reaching neck, indicating the 70s inspirations.
That glam continued on through the show, Packham's eye clearly on upcoming red carpet events; a sector that in addition to bridal, she does well in. The London Fashion Week defect served up a nude, flowing, shimmering gown that seemed like a dead ringer for the likes of Taylor Swift, while a few pairs of effortlessly chic trouser and blazer sets for evening seemed set for the risk takers of the red carpet set. Fringe detailing, drop waists and ornate embellishing tell the tale of the 20s and 30s inspirations in looks as well, while the palette overall stayed in a swath of nudes and deep hues like raspberry. Pieces from the accompanying accessories collection - drop earrings, dramatic rings and belts included - picked up on these vibes and added ample glamour to the looks with various techniques like pavé.
An ostrich feather coat, which came after many iterations of an ostrich feather bag, clearly made its mark as iPhones were raised to meet it on the runway. It's second walk though, albeit at a longer length and in a different color, underscored a quiet feeling that the collection needed just a tad more editing before being presented.