Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
December 20, 2013 London
But maybe a more appropriate reference was Marnie, where Hedren went schizo, because the Preen collection had a truly split personality. On one hand, vintage multibuttoned granny dresses in lacy georgette, on the other, an orange-lined MA jacket gone parka-long, with a huge detachable shearling collar and, on the back, an elaborate rocker embroidery proclaiming “Seize the Day.” The principle of opposites attracting is a Preen standby, but it's never been quite this graphic. And running with that notion, there was a lot more: a pristine white shirtdress, for example, sharing lookbook real estate with an orange sheath whose dévoré pixelated into tarty leopard, or a man-styled navy suit bisected by an orange zipper. Preen is clearly embracing all sorts of worlds right now with the launch of sexy swimwear for the minxes and Mini Preen for the mites.