Jenny Packham described her spring bridal presentation as a “Midwestern fantasy.” In her New York showroom on Gansevoort Street, she recreated a farm wedding, complete with bales of hay and country music blaring from a jukebox. Styling the models’ hair in loose waves and braids accentuated the rural mood.
It wasn’t pure down-home, however. Packham cut her gowns with billowing bell sleeves, tiered skirts and beaded tassels, all of it lending the collection a bohemian, gypsy spirit. And sprinkles of crystal and sequin embellishment turned up the glamour quotient, too.
But her easygoing silhouettes kept the whole thing from getting too precious, and on the right side of relaxed. “It’s all a bit undone,” Packham said. “It’s about that morning-after, still-having-fun vibe.”