In the past, we’ve been gripped by Preen’s pixelated graphics, flouncy florals, and animal prints, but for pre-fall, the design duo of Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi have gone a bit more traditional with their choice of a classic tartan — that is, tartan when worn by the biggest rebel around. The red-and-black pattern adorns boxy bombers, slightly slouchy trousers, and collars that peek beneath the mussed-up tresses of a model who’s not afraid to give us a bit of a stink eye. With the collection’s mix of borrowed-from-the-boys tailoring and feminine-but-not-overly-girlish appeal, Preen proves it can keep its creative momentum up from season to season — and all the pre-seasons in between.
As for the rest of the collection, the designs incorporate other prints, such as pebble-like polka dots, zebra stripes, and ornate cutouts that appear on sheath dresses. Throw in a few sexy, body-hugging frocks and chic, oversized coats, and Preen pre-fall isn’t just for the “bad girl.” It’s a perfectly well-rounded collection for any lady who’s not afraid of a little rebellion. Hear, hear!
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