According to the show notes, Preen designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi were inspired by the end of the world–or more specifically, Derek Jarmon’s stylized version of the end of the world in his post apocalyptic New Wave cult film Jubilee.
The first looks out were sharply tailored suits in a stark red, black, and white palette. It was the kind of power dressing that would definitely look at home in a post apocalyptic world where, presumably, even the well-dressed need to fend for themselves–it was almost like a kind of modern day armor, the purpose of which is to intimidate as well as protect.
Hitchcock, the Oscar-vehicle starring Anthony Hopkins as Hitch and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, hit select theaters this past weekend. There hasn’t been much fashion buzz about the film aside from Scarlett Johansson’s Psycho-themed V cover, which focused more on her scream than her clothes (as well it should have), but we’ve always had a soft-spot for the fashion in Hitchcock’s films.
Click through to see what trends heated up this season–and start planning your spring wardrobe accordingly.
Last night at the first presidential debate, we got to see the candidates–and their wives–in the same room at the same time for the first time ever. While we will leave the discussion of who “won” the debate to the pundits, we think we’re more than qualified to weigh in on some of the fashion choices happening last night.
London is the shortest fashion “week” of the month (it’s only five days long) but it manages to pack in a ton of shows in that time. And we were at most of them! London’s fashion is really unique–from heritage brands to the buzzy up-and-comers, we’ve chosen our 10 favorite collections from the London shows. Click through to see our picks (in no particular order) and tell us if you agree!
Showing skin is taking a turn for the demure. London has been chock full of skirts with sheer panelling, a more cautious take on the sheer trend, though no less suggestive. There is certainly no shortage of options, either.
London fashion week is officially done, and our heads are still spinning. We covered a whirlwind of shows, hit some parties, paid a zillion pounds in cab fare, and ate a whole lot of sandwiches from Pret a Manger. In addition to all the memorable collections, we also saw a lot of wackiness–and tons of fashion “personalities.” From an actual Kate Moss sighting to models in boxes, check out the things that mystified and delighted us in London.
How to stand out in a packeddd fashion week calendar? Well this being London Town (i.e the place where things like sparkly gimp masks and blazers embellished with mirrors and pompoms are par for the course), the answer Sunday when the Topshop girl discovered Minimalism proved to be to reign it in–relatively speaking. Critics deemed Preen’s rose-and-reptile splicework (rendered in soft pastels) a beautiful evolution, and felt Mary Katrantzou’s cash prints really made the garden of art and commerce grow.
The Clothes: After 10 seasons showing in NYC, Preen returned to its London roots–and really did its city proud with this quietly gorgeous collection. A background palette of navy and white cut in rather minimal shapes really helped to showcase the mixed prints. Snakeskin, stripes, a large rose print and chunks of leather all played Read more →