Fall 2012: Preen

15 Feb

This was a really, really cool collection. The silhouette’s worked off those from the Spring season, yet they were modified and improved on for the runway. Where last season felt a bit restrained and too stuck in the past in terms of the way the pieces fit the body, here they felt perfect. In spite of the florals and the upbeat colors, this collection didn’t feel girly and feminine. It felt strong and empowered. The cuts and the way that the pieces worked on the body felt masculine in their authority and dominating power. The mesh and the lace in the pieces that used it was not placed in a way that was sexy and alluring, based on trying to attract the male viewer but it was strategic and chic — used to make the fashionfile drool not the hot guy two rows down. The geometric component was all but gone to my, and probably many others’, grateful eye.  The contemporary feel for the colorblocking worked for me, but definitely would have been less influential if it had less pattern and more severity. The duo behind Preen has proven that they can be anything but predictable for multiple seasons and that’s really fun. I cannot wait to see the natural progression of their company…I feel they’ll end up in a really great, unusual place.

Photocredit: style.com

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