During late December and through January, there has been a steady flow of new looks being shown by many of the most influential labels and designers. These are the pre-Autumn collections, giving us an insight into what we can expect to be seeing more of in the full Autumn Winter collections which will be shown in February. The pre-collections are a rich source of wonderful innovation- even though these looks drop instore at a time when you’re really not quiet emotionally ready to let go of the season you’re enjoying (have a look here for my rant on fashion’s bad timing).
We are going to share some highlights with you from a few of our favourite pre-collections, starting off with Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. A long-standing favourite of ours, and we’ve featured their collections before, so take a look here if you’d like some more background about this label.
This pre-collection is still heavily focused on their strong graphic approach, but their print signature, which usually takes centre stage, is perhaps slightly over-shadowed by the brilliant focus on gorgeous, intense textile combinations. There’s a sporty modernity here too, with some styles referencing classic sportswear shapes, but above all it’s so very feminine but with a wonderfully strength, ensuring that the sometimes quite youthful silhouettes don’t feel at all childish. All show images are from Style.com, with huge thanks.
We love the Preen website which offers a peek into their world, their inspiration, the music they’re listening to- and through which we also discovered that they have introduced a ‘Mini Preen’ collection. Oh, how gorgeous, but argh, yet another Preen collection for us to look at and think “if only”, as if the mainline wasn’t temptation enough!
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