Words matter. These are the best Jenny Packham Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
A dress should never take over someone.
I like to come home and completely forget about work.
When I’m designing, I’m thinking about what it would be like to wear that piece.
I felt my design point of view was more welcomed in New York, that I could show my collections in the way I wanted to show them.
Having made all the decisions, I think a wedding day is a day when you want to forget what you are wearing and be in the moment.
I love Elizabeth Hurley. I have met her on a few occasions and was stunned by her beauty and her attitude. Very cool and easy going.
Our silhouettes are quite classic, and the fit is very flattering. I just try to create something beautiful that complements the wearer.
I like the challenge of dressing ladies in lots of different things.
Sometimes, when we dress celebrities, there are always loads of Twitters and things like that. When I wake up, I think, ‘Oh right, she wore it.’ You kind of always know where it’s going to be worn.
It’s always a fantastic moment for me when someone wears one of our designs.
I love travelling and use my time abroad to be inspired.
Don’t be too influenced by what’s ‘in fashion.’ Just be a bit more individual about it.
Accessories are the perfect way to add something special. A hair comb or a beaded clutch can be a lovely detail to finish your bridal look.
I really enjoy the diversity of the people we dress.
Our dresses take a long time to make.
Young girls – like friends of my daughter’s – always ask if we do prom dresses, and we do dresses that would be lovely, but £2,000 isn’t realistic for most girls. The Debenhams collection will hopefully be great for that sort of event because the price point is much lower.
The L. K. Bennett and Jenny Packham bride is confident, feminine, and fashion-forward.
I realised as a teenager that I was destined for a creative life and found that fashion design was something I enjoyed and was a potentially successful career path.
In America, I can just be glamorous, which is lovely. People are happy and accepting of exactly what it is I do.
Most of our customers want something glamorous. They want to be looked at, but not for the wrong reasons.
I love the idea that we can dress all sorts of people, and they feel great in the dresses, and that make us feel good.
I always love long shirt dresses with hand painting on it. It’s just wonderful.
I love it when people who don’t normally see fashion shows see them, because they find it so exciting.
I like the American style. I love L.A. They have a completely different way of dressing.
I think with bridal fashion, it moves very slowly.
My job is to make sure there’s something about each dress that ignites the bride’s imagination.
I play with those two eras a lot. The ’70s did actually take quite a lot inspiration from the ’30s. I love the ’70s, the bold color. There’s something very sophisticated about it now, looking back.
The Wonderstar collection is a fantastic fusion of Hollywood glamour and Wonderbra’s technical genius.
There’s nothing standard about a wedding dress or shoes anymore.
There is definitely a ‘red carpet moment’ to a bride’s wedding day, but when designing for bridal, it is important to focus on the details that will captivate and capture the imagination of the bride – she has to fall in love with the gown.
Carey Mulligan- I’d love to dress her. And Nicole Kidman.
Old Hollywood icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Vivien Leigh, and Bette Davis are so inspiring; their style is romantic and feminine and their glamour mesmerizing. I love the idea of channeling that spirit on your wedding day.
Both of my grandmothers were needlewomen, so I grew up around dress design.
We don’t go to parties much. I am very serious about my work. But I also have two children, and I wanted to do that job well.
I don’t like things that are uncomfortable – everything we do, however structured or detailed, needs to be made so that when someone wears it, they completely forget about it.
There is such an emotional connection between the bride and her wedding dress, whereas in ready-to-wear you may just be focusing on color or prints for that particular season.
I think it is very hard to design in colours you don’t feel right about.
From the 1920s through to the 1970s, bridal was related to the fashion of the times. Then in the 1980s, it became more historical, decadent, and ornate.
Research the venue and location before outfit shopping, as it helps set the mood and style focus: a traditional wedding in the countryside offers a different set of sartorial rules to a tropical, beach vibe, for instance.
I have always loved to create pieces that are special, unique. It’s very important to me that the dress means something to someone. I’ve no real interest in making something that’s an everyday item.
A dress is an emotional thing to make. You’ve got to fall in love with it and not just with the dress – the whole process of designing it has to be a good experience.
I love the way that girls turn up at our boutiques knowing all the names of the dresses, and that was happening before we launched our brand Pinterest board.
I have always aspired to create beautiful designs that make women feel elegant and confident – for me, that is my greatest challenge and inspiration.
In London, I did feel a pressure to be more avant-garde than I wanted.