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Preen Pre-Fall 2012

A visit to the family in the Isle of Man was all it took for Thea Bregazzi to become inspired to create Preen's Pre-Fall 2012 collection. Her grandmother's blue-and-white china teacups and her grandfather's love of motorcycles - it all crept into the making of her and Justin Thornton's latest designs.

From these inspirations the duo came up with Wedgwood pattern dresses and shirts, eye-popping digital prints including a denim cable-knit print, Mongolian fur bike jackets, geometric shapes, turtleneck blouses, belted power dresses and bursts of orangey red, forest green and electric blue in tailored trousers, padded tops and pencil skirts.

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Matthew Williamson Pre-Fall 2012

For his Pre-Fall collection, Matthew Williamson turned to the artworks of Jeff Koons and the photography of Javier Vallhonrat. The British designer also cited Russian czar architecture as another inspiration which helped him to create this eclectic mix of rich fabrics and textures.

Using a palette of mostly khaki green, royal purple, deep turquoise and dusty browns and greys, Williamson's Pre-Fall offering is full of 1970s bohemian influences. Take for instance the military coat, wide legged trousers, hippy-esque printed maxi dresses and jumpsuits, and coloured furry coats and stoles.


[Images: Marique Schimmel/Style.com & Matthew Williamson/WWD]