It wasn’t all laid back on Tuesday: there was some serious eveningwear glamour too, at Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan and Dennis Basso.
Packham’s calling card has always been extremely flattering, girlish glitz, and she delivered just that on the day that the Duchess of Cambridge was pictured in Singapore wearing one of Packham’s dresses.
Lots of sequins and embellishment, as always, though with a rather more modernist approach featuring expanses of plain fabric, high-necked and three-quarter-sleeved gowns and some sweet cocktail dresses.
Khan took a similar approach, paring down (relatively speaking) his trademark embellishments into an airy collection with an Art Deco motif and some graphic, dark prints.
Basso, presenting his collection in a jewellery box of a room at the St Regis off 5th Avenue, was all about the grand, flamboyant gesture. Frothing tulle skirts, glossy embroideries, metallic lace, filmy overlays and layers of decadent fringing, all in a limited palette of oyster, black and cornflower or royal blue, meant this was a red-carpet-ready collection.
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