Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi played with tailoring for their Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Sure, they sent down some straightforward '70s-style menswear-inspired pants suits, but they also took the waistbands of those pants, exaggerated them, and slapped them on dresses and skirts. Mod-ish shift dresses were cut out in the back and a-line skirts had bold pleats on the front.
Preen had fun with texture too, adding volume to skirts with neoprene (neoPreen?), honeycomb pleats to silk tops, and eyelet to blouses and the tops of skirts. What with all the deconstructed tailoring and mix of textures, Thornton and Bregazzi decided to keep it simple and muted when it came to their color palette. Looks were pale grey-blue or putty so as not to compete with all that inventive tailoring.
Click through for more looks from Preen's Spring/Summer 2010 collection. **All photos by Julia Silverman