If you’re looking for inspiration for your wedding from Downton Abbey, look no further than Jenny Packham’s New collection for 2014. Jenny Packham was recently interviewed by The Huffington Post where she described how “Downton” was one of her biggest influences of late. You can see this in the stunning Rose dress pictured below. How much more Downton can you get? We’ve posted an extract of the interview for you to read below, for the whole text see Jenny Packham Talks Bridal Trends with The Huffington Post
HuffPost Weddings: What are some of the biggest bridal trends you’re seeing right now?
Jenny Packham: “Downton Abbey”! I’ve been completely overwhelmed by the amount of times I’ve heard [brides mention it]. I think with bridal fashion, it moves very slowly … so I always enjoy the bridal because it means I can take a style like [from my evening gown collection] and say, “Oh, I can perfect this and take it into bridal” and perhaps it will sell for a few years. We came into the American market about three or four years ago, and then we set up our own office about a year and a half ago, and we’ve seen a massive increase in sales, and I think things like “Downton Abbey” happen and they sort of shift [bridal fashion] along a little bit. I remember there was a time when everybody had to wear sleeves and then all of a sudden it was strapless. It took a few years to come in, and then it’s just been there for so long! It’s really nice that we’re selling dresses with sleeves again — it opens up what you can design. I’m seeing much slimmer silhouettes, more sleeves, higher necks, which is lovely.