Monday, February 14, 2011
Preen Fall/Winter 2011
Designing for the house of Preen, Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi presented a collection that seemed to have been heavily influenced by arts and crafts. That's not to say the collection was juvenile- heaven forbid, it was quite the contrary! This was a collection that bridged the gap between impressionable 20-somethings and the 30-something who can afford high fashion.
Experimenting with cubism, the collection also experimented with fabrics- case in point, a light sleeveless blouse had the top part of a crepe skirt (cobalt) attached, but there was another full skirt (purple) beneath so that the combined effect was of color-blocking.
"It came from the San Francisco craft movement," Thornton said in a backstage interview after the show. "Craft is not used to much in modern fashion- tapestry, embroidering, beading... We wanted it to almost clash in a way."