Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
December 15, 2010 London
Cashin was known for her nomadic tendencies, and Thornton and his partner, Thea Breggazi, picked up on that by flipping through piles of National Geographic magazines and photographing hundreds of patterned carpets. A red and black ikat print turned up as an easy shirtdress, as well as on the bodice of a tailored wool frock. And let's not forget the label's Power Dress, made famous by Gwyneth et al.: They could've left it untouched; it is, after all, their top seller. But Thornton and Bregazzi aren't the types to trade on past glory. Their pre-fall version comes with a flamenco-esque ruffle detail on the bottom. We're guessing the peripatetic Cashin would have approved.