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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Kate Middleton's favourite designer Jenny Packham leads way at NYFW

Aishling Phelan

Published 12/02/2014 | 16:35

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A model presents a creation from the Jenny Packham Fall/Winter 2014 collection during New York Fashion Week February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: FASHION)
A model presents a creation from the Jenny Packham Fall/Winter 2014 collection during New York Fashion Week February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
A model on the catwalk at the Jenny Packham fashion show, held in the East Village in New York, during Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week F/W 2014.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday February 11, 2014. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
A model on the catwalk at the Jenny Packham fashion show, held in the East Village in New York, during Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week F/W 2014. Matt Crossick/PA Wire
A model presents a creation from the Jenny Packham Fall/Winter 2014 collection during New York Fashion Week February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: FASHION)
A model presents a creation from the Jenny Packham Fall/Winter 2014 collection during New York Fashion Week February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

This beautiful assortment of silk and embellished gowns will most likely be filling up the wardrobe of the Duchess of Cambridge this season.

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Couture designer Jenny Packham showed her colourful 1970s-inspired collection at New York Fashion Week and is a firm favourite with style icon Kate Middleton.

The duchess chose a soft-pleated midnight blue Packham dress for her first official public appearance of the year yesterday at London’s National Portrait Gallery.

She chose a delicate baby blue dress for her first post-baby outing with Prince George.

Frock designer Packham wowed the fashion crowd at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week yesterday with a colourful array of designs.

Middleton usually opts for the designer for her major red carpet events.

Rich hues dominated the catwalk with ruby red and chocolate brown silk gowns that featured a ruffled shoulder inspired by the 1970s disco era.

The standout piece was a rustic yellow floor-sweeping gown with detailed beading that cinched in the waist.

The designer chose 1930s floor-length styles, as models strutted down the catwalk in Essie Nail Polish and Laura Mercier Cosmetics.

Packham said the collection was partly inspired by Bianca Jagger's ease and elegance in flowing one-shoulder gowns and silk kaftans during the 1970s.

Hollywood actress Anna Kendrick was one of the famous faces lined up along the front row of the catwalk, wearing a lime and pale blue Peckham cocktail dress.

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