He of global brand launched his collection with menswear more than 25 years ago. He returns to those roots next season, reinterpreting them for women.
A gray herringbone double-breasted jacket with matching wide-leg trousers set the borrowed-from-the-boys mood, emphasized by New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire in the front row.
There were glen plaids, peacoats and jackets with leather patches on the elbows.
Handkerchiefs peeked out of pockets.
She took the flowing, feminine silhouette she’s known for and translated it into sparkling black, gold and scarlet.
She used chantilly lace, and cheeta and leopard prints as well as taffeta, tweed and chiffon for a collection of largely evening and special occasion wear. Sequins and ostrich feathers finished some of her looks for the dark, sultry and seductive fall line.
A crepe tuxedo jacket had an ostrich-feather hem, a sheer lace back and a deep V-neck in front.
The British designer paid homage to a Marlene Dietrich quote about men _ like moths _ being attracted to light.
“Men cluster to me, like moths to a flame, and if their wings burn, I know I’m not to blame,” Packham quoted in her notes.
The airy peach-colored chiffon gown with a halter neckline that filled in its deep V-neck with lace and sparkle should be a contender for the Oscars red carpet.