Anyone who thought this Summer’s power prints were a one season wonder need only glance at the resort 2013 collection from Preen to realise that oversized florals won’t be disappearing anytime soon. Since setting up shop on Portobello Road back in 2008, design duo Justin Thornton and Thea Bragazzi have taken Preen from small scale start up to global fashion phenomenon. Their latest collection offers a perfect example of the boy-meets-girl elegance that has captured the hearts (and wallets) of the international fashion elite and become Preen’s oh-so-stylish calling card.
Eye-popping printed silks are given a hit of androdgynous cool by way of t-shirt dresses, clean lines and relaxed tailoring. The whole thing has a louche, effortless feel to it, no mean feat when you consider the peplums, pattern clashing and luxe fabrics involved. Kaleidescopic creations and neon blasts are juxtaposed with pared-down neutrals while sheer panelling and sporty touches further enhance the masculine/feminine mash up. Pretty as a picture with a healthy dose of downtown cool, I think it’s safe to say that Preen by Thornton Bregazzi has served up another winner… As if we weren’t all excited enough already for their return to London for fashion week this season!
Love Ella. X