September 17, 2013 London
Thornton and Bregazzi executed that formula particularly well this season, turning out a lot of tomboyish looks, such as updated tracksuits and printed or embroidered motorcycle jackets. The bikers and the tartan here carried a strong whiff of Fall, but the garments themselves were convincing, and they worked nicely with the patchworked Army-inspired pieces, the collection's bolt of cobalt, and its painterly peony print. Though very pretty, that peony print had a toughness to it that made it interesting. There were also some straightforwardly pretty, quite feminine looks here, but what made this outing work was its atmosphere of rough-and-tumble.