Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
September 06, 2008 New York
The show opened with an example of the latter: a white one-shoulder cocktail dress with cutouts at the ribs inset with a wide mesh. Next came a denim-looking silk button-down blouse tucked into matching genie pants with slouchy pockets and fabric pooling at the ankles. Back-and-forth it went like thattiny dresses in white, red, or black, some with caged backs, laces crisscrossing the shoulder blades, others with mesh slips peeking a few inches below the hem, followed by weightless silk or chiffon cut into drawstring-waist dresses and anoraks that floated on the breeze in the model's wake. Thornton and Bregazzi didn't exactly break new ground here, but the sexy clothes should go a ways in raising the London designers' profile stateside.