Fashion in Jamaica and the region exists, much to my annoyance, almost outside of an international aesthetic. It's my desire, then, to build a bridge between what is innately cultural, and the international industry, all the while highlighting trends and shifts within both spheres.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Preen Fall/Winter 2010 RTW
The opening look for Preen was a floral bustier dress worn with a cropped turtleneck knit that exposed a band of skin in front and a bra strap in back. The piece defines the collection that follows- understated, minimal, very detailed, and well-executed.
I had an issue with cuts here and there, but this is one of the best collections to have emerged from New York so far. The outer-wear was well tailored with harder edges, while airily sophisticated silk and cashmere dresses gave it that right touch of grace and femininity.