Preen Spring/ Summer 2011 collection was like a serial dream created by design duo Justin Thorton and Thea Bergazzi, the team behind the British label, Preen (which shows biannually in New York), have had a play in the forest and come out by the side of the road dressed to conquer the world. For their Spring/Summer collection for 2011 they took the minimalistic approach this season . The collection was, full of trouser suits and sheath dresses, with urban classic rugged work wear looks with loose tailoring and neutral coloring.
The show was held at Milk Studios in in New York’s meat packing district early on a Sunday morning . Myself and some buyers rushed down the street only stopping to change out of our flats into heels before we got to the venue. Then we jumped in the evaluator with Bryan Boy and other early bird editors to be welcomed with the chatter of the boy explaining why no track this morning ? He explained that he could not find the glue to put the hair extensions back in. Oh for the love of fashion. The Gossip at the early shows.
It was the error of the 1940’s silhouette on the runway paring dresses with belts another popular trend for Spring/Summer 2011. This trend has also shown up in London,Milan and Paris fashion weeks. The color palette was of whites, smoky grays and cream colors. Another trend that seem to be universal along with shades of blue. Preen stayed away from color except for the riveting blues—both a bright azure and bold cobalt embellished free flower strapless dresses and tailored suits.
Thorton and Bergazzi’s spring collection is wearable and fun. It is perfect for work and for play. The collection had many statement pieces to add to your wardrobe