Preen delivered one of the season’s most delectably pretty collections, with cobweb-light silhouettes and a delicate colour palette delivering an escapist dream in today’s troubled times.
Simple cottons and washed linens spoke of a more secure, homely past, worked into languid, deconstructed shapes with the tiniest accent of vivid red dressmaker embroidery.
That same homespun dressmaker feel ran through the collection’s delicate ruching and pin-tucked details, mousetail-thin rouleau ties, patchwork-effect sweaters and ‘Sunday best’ Puritan collars. Deconstructed looks were another recurring theme, best seen in boudoir-style satin and lace pieces, layered with a seductive insouciance.
Soft, unstructured linen trench coats and slouchy pants added a covered-up feel to contrast with romantically wispy slip dresses worked in feather-light Chantilly lace, light-as-air silk organzas and crystal-studded cobweb lace. Meanwhile, colour reinforced the romantic escapist vibe, with a palette of barely there tinted pales and faux nude tones, shot through with flashes of vivid scarlet, black and white.
Ruffled asymmetric hems, lace edging, floral sequin motifs and off-kilter drawstring effects were just some of the details that defined the look, alongside childlike knee-high socks, deconstructed organza bonnets and simple slipper flats.
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