Victorian-meets-minimalist at Preen's Fall 2012 show
Oh how do I love Preen, let me count the ways... One of my favourite shows at New York Fashion Week is dished up by Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton, better known as Preen. The British designers love to take us on an adventure of digital prints and wearable garments without jarring the brain or going overboard.
For Fall 2012 the adventure continues with a Victorian-meets-minimalist collection comprising of floral prints and clean-line silhouettes. Inspired by an array of mixed references, the pair looked to Beatrix Potter, botanical illustrations and Victorian-era scrapbooks for their Autumn ready-to-wear collection. They used their penchant for simple, fuss-free separates to contrast vibrant floral prints with white and black, as well as bursts of bold colour such as orange, khaki, tan, cobalt and deep red. The collage affect was given to breezy blouses, pencil skirts, white sweaters, basic shifts, crisp trousers, embellished cuffs, and fur coats.
The duo's ability to throw together digital prints with sporty pieces without a hitch makes me admire them all the more. Totally wearable, completely intriguing what's not to love?