From Angelina Jolie to the duchess of Cambridge, Jenny Packham has become quite the favorite among celebrities worldwide as the designer of beautiful, classic fashion. She is known for her intricate beadwork and unique yet elegant designs. This world-renowned British designer has shown her collections at London, Milan, and most recently, New York fashion weeks. Packham has expanded her collections beyond bridal to include accessories, lingerie, and ready-to-wear attire.
Packham was born in Hampshire, England, on March 11, 1965. She studied fashion at Southhampton Solent University and received a first class honors degree from Central St. Martins. After college, she founded her first line, called “Jenny Packham London,” in 1988. Initially her line only included bridal and evening gowns.
In 2008, Packham began adding a range of bridal accessories to her collection, complementing her gowns. Her first lingerie collection debuted with her designs in 2010, and by 2012 she also began to create children’s occasion wear. Her ready-to-wear fashion is sold at some of the world’s most prestigious stores, including Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdof Goodman. Her flagship stores are located in London, Paris, and New York.
Today Packham lives with her partner, Matthew Anderson, who is CEO of her company. They have two daughters together, Isabella and Georgia, who are both aspiring models. Jenny Packham celebrated the company’s 25th anniversary last year and continues to be a highly sought-after world-class designer.
Packham has a considerable celebrity fan base that includes Kiera Knightly, Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Biel, Kate Winslet, Kate Hudson, and Adele, to name a few. Most notably, Kate Middleton, the duchess of Cambridge, is known to be Packham’s red carpet muse. The duchess has worn numerous red carpet and daywear creations of Packham, even down to the dress she wore after giving birth to her child.
Packham’s designs have made several film appearances, too, including “Sex and the City,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Die Another Day,” “Casino Royale,” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” Her gowns have been seen at many awards ceremonies and events, including presidential banquets and the Oscars.
In 2015, we can expect to see a vast array of beautiful gowns coming from Jenny Packham. From intricate beadwork and jewels to simplistic lines that accentuate a gorgeous figure, the 2015 line has something for everyone. There are beautiful plunging necklines, modest gowns with sleeves, and even a couple short wedding gowns. The 2015 collection will even introduce a few beautiful gowns in color. Packham’s use of chiffons and draping fabric really accentuate the movement of the body and show the beautiful lines of the feminine figure.
One thing is for sure: the unique and fashion-forward style found in Jenny Packham’s gowns and designs are destined to inspire and challenge the design world to create new, beautiful fashions while staying forever classy and glamorous. Jenny Packham is definitely a designer worth looking at when hunting for the perfect wedding gown.