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NY1 News covers the fashion scene in NYC with a look at the Spring 2015 collections being shown under the tents at Lincoln Center and beyond. Get updates on Twitter @NY1fashion.

Fashion Week: Jenny Packham Plans A Picnic, Milly Remakes Modern Woman

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Whether you want to turn heads at a glamorous affair or while you're strutting your stuff down the street, designers Jenny Packham and Milly have a whole new line up for your spring style. NY1's Jessica Abo filed the following report.

Grab a blanket and pack a basket because British designer Jenny Packham wants to take you on a picnic.

"The working title for this collection was the most glamorous picnic ever and loosely based on the Australian cult movie 'Picnic at Hanging Rock,'" explains Packham.

For spring 2014 Packham packed in everything from classic 70's prints to traditional embellishments. Shoppers will see lots of polka dots and pearl, trousers, blouses, and luxurious accessories.

But as the paparazzi will tell you Packham's clothes have been turning heads for the past 25 years. You can spot her frocks on the red carpet and even on royalty like the Duchess of Cambridge.

"She wore the spotty dress when she came out of the hospital, which was really thrilling for us. It was wonderful," says Packham.

And if you want to look like a princess, here's some advice from the queen of makeup.

"We flipped the script a little bit because primer usually goes underneath the foundation base, but we put it on top and we almost used it like a highlighter," says Laura Mercier Lead Artist Talia Shobrook.

So cheers to you Jenny Packham. We wish you many more years of glitz and glamour.

Meanwhile, backstage at Milly, designer Michelle Smith is getting ready to launch her collection for the modern day woman.

"I was very inspired by the traditional notion of femininity. And in this collection I really turn it on its head and give it an ultra modern interpretation," says Smith. "A lot of the silhouettes focus on the bust-waist-hips hour glass figure, but I've used super modern fabrics and a lot of transparencies, which I think make it very interesting."

And with this collection of corsets, high-waists, and mini skirts Michelle hopes her Milly women feel beautiful and gorgeous.

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