Jenny Packham scattered crystal flowers in glittering colors down her Spring 2012 runway show. Seductively feminine, but bursting with color from petal soft to saturated dripping like a rainbow, she took inspiration from the epic Rolling Stones song ‘She’s Like a Rainbow’. Chiffons floated and caressed dressed up like Grecian goddesses. Sequins and beads expanded into floral shops full of sparkle and glints of glamour. Tiny sheer shorts covered in sensuous boudoir beading were topped by a garden of flowers. The hand work was incredible. Slip dresses and tiered tulle gowns, diva split skirts and chantilly lace cocktails, cinched waists and satin bustiers; everything in this collection highlighted feminine charm and allure. It seemed as if there was a hint of the Orient as an undercurrent throughout the show that was elaborately mystical. Like the magic of a rainbow, Jenny Packham touched the softer side of a woman “Like a Queen in Days of Old”.