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Preen by Thornton BregazziSpring Summer 2015 London

Runway Review
9/14/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi have turned their Preen by Thornton Bregazzi aesthetic into an artform. What fans and the industry can always expect? Colorful fragmented prints, athletic-inspired detailing, and dresses that are fanciful but still have a casual spirit. For Spring, the brand threw all their signature ingredients into the recipe of their latest collection, though also added in a few unexpected elements that gave the offerings their spice and flavor.

Stripes were a focus: classic and definitely sportif but done here in a sexy and functional way. A two-tone trench in the timeless pattern could easily become a wardrobe staple and a draped skirt in the print with a contrast waistband was simultaneously tennis chic and fashion forward. They continued on draped blazers, wearable turtlenecks, the side stripes of roomy trousers, and colorful wrap mini skirts.

Fringe has been a popular decoration this season and Thornton and Bregazzi sprinkled it onto halter tops, leg-baring frocks, a sexy bandeau, and a series of tiered numbers that will surely please the brand's celebrity fans. That embellishment then gave way to those standard Preen fractured prints which included the aforementioned stripes, jungle patterns, florals, and windowpane checks on preppy polos and strapless dresses.

That sporty flair was felt with zipper-detailing on body-clinging tops that felt very much like rashguards, backpacks, zip-front jackets, and a one-piece swimsuit with a molded bodice with a high cut and short sleeves. A dress mimicking the same styling of the maillot felt futuristic yet was quite clean and fresh with the model's sleek and glossy chignon.

Lace played into Preen's love of nonchalant romance, on a long-sleeve dress, sleeveless button-front shirt, wrap skirt, and a zip-detailed blouse: all accented by contrast black and white stripes for that undeniable activewear panache.

A roomy v-neck topper, menswear-inspired suit, and high-waist trousers were among the pieces that would appeal to women of a less flashy persuasion, though their vibrant splashes of color were in line with the collection's animated palette.

Though Thornton and Bregazzi have their trademark look perfected, they aren't confined by any rules which always makes for great fun and dynamism. This assortment felt lively and could be certainly be worn for several occasions in the modern-day, sartorially-savvy woman's life, yet was still original enough to feel different than their past designs and cutting edge enough to impress key players in the industry.

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9/14/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi have turned their Preen by Thornton Bregazzi aesthetic into an artform. What fans and the industry can always expect? Colorful fragmented prints, athletic-inspired detailing, and dresses that are fanciful but still have a casual spirit. For Spring, the brand threw all their signature ingredients into the recipe of their latest collection, though also added in a few unexpected elements that gave the offerings their spice and flavor.

Stripes were a focus: classic and definitely sportif but done here in a sexy and functional way. A two-tone trench in the timeless pattern could easily become a wardrobe staple and a draped skirt in the print with a contrast waistband was simultaneously tennis chic and fashion forward. They continued on draped blazers, wearable turtlenecks, the side stripes of roomy trousers, and colorful wrap mini skirts.

Fringe has been a popular decoration this season and Thornton and Bregazzi sprinkled it onto halter tops, leg-baring frocks, a sexy bandeau, and a series of tiered numbers that will surely please the brand's celebrity fans. That embellishment then gave way to those standard Preen fractured prints which included the aforementioned stripes, jungle patterns, florals, and windowpane checks on preppy polos and strapless dresses.

That sporty flair was felt with zipper-detailing on body-clinging tops that felt very much like rashguards, backpacks, zip-front jackets, and a one-piece swimsuit with a molded bodice with a high cut and short sleeves. A dress mimicking the same styling of the maillot felt futuristic yet was quite clean and fresh with the model's sleek and glossy chignon.

Lace played into Preen's love of nonchalant romance, on a long-sleeve dress, sleeveless button-front shirt, wrap skirt, and a zip-detailed blouse: all accented by contrast black and white stripes for that undeniable activewear panache.

A roomy v-neck topper, menswear-inspired suit, and high-waist trousers were among the pieces that would appeal to women of a less flashy persuasion, though their vibrant splashes of color were in line with the collection's animated palette.

Though Thornton and Bregazzi have their trademark look perfected, they aren't confined by any rules which always makes for great fun and dynamism. This assortment felt lively and could be certainly be worn for several occasions in the modern-day, sartorially-savvy woman's life, yet was still original enough to feel different than their past designs and cutting edge enough to impress key players in the industry.


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