February 13, 2000
Preen is an underground outfit that has steadily built up something of a cult following. Incredibly hip and ultra-trendy, designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi bring the London Street to the runway in a very effective manner. The red skirtsuit with a bow at the neck was the most modern take on the suit I have seen this season; a little black dress had marvelously Gothic pointy shoulders and a ton of cool attitude. Chiffons appliquéd with leather were super-sexy; a pale pink sweater, with its overly high neck and giant wool rose at the shoulder, would hit the spot whether you were at Balthazar or Meow Mix. I call it Edgy Chic.