Jenny Packham thinks male designers worry more about the dress than the wearer.
The British fashion star is known for her gorgeously decadent pieces, which often feature a lot of beading.
While she always keeps an eye on trends, she believes her gender gives her an advantage over men in the industry.
“I do,” she answered British InStyle when asked if she thinks female designers are more considerate.
“Though the guys add a lot of excitement to fashion, creatively they often see it in a more sculptural way. When I’m designing I’m thinking about what it would be like to wear that piece. There are wonderful male designers but it can sometimes become more about the dress than the person wearing it.”
Fans of Jenny’s work include Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, who she has dressed on several occasions.
Jenny revealed what makes the perfect evening look for her.
“It’s important to have a talking point, whether it’s a fabric or a statement necklace that subtly blows people away,” she explained.
“I’ve noticed we’re moving away from the little black dress – British women are far more adventurous with colour at night.”
Jenny’s looks are usually seen on red carpets and at glitzy parties.
However, she’s determined to prove any critics wrong who demand her designs are impractical.
“A couple of years ago we had a very cruel attack from someone in the British press saying, ‘Where’s the knitwear, where’s the daywear?’ so I thought, ‘OK, I’ll give you knitwear’ and created this cable-knit jumper that’s actually made entirely out of beads. I’m very proud of it,” she grinned.
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