Light, Bright, and Preen
Creative directors Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi took on a variety of moods for their Preen Fall 2011 show – moving between lush color blocking and soft knits while fans like Susie Bubble and Leigh Lezark applauded the lot of it.
The show began on a light note. "Lady in the hat, can you please stop twitching around?" commanded a particular bold member of the pit. The audience had a chuckle but the rest of the collection was all business. Onlooker and actress Rose McGowan played the role of editor-for-a-day – shadowing WWD at Preen, among other shows. “I like to think that being an actress, I get to live and play in this bizarre world, “ she admitted. “And anytime I get to sneak into someone else’s bizarre world, even for a day- I’m all up for that."
Believe it or not, the duo is boarding a plane back to England today. “Yes, we know it’s sort of crazy,” they smiled. “We have two hours left in America. So they only thing left to do here is to get a very strong cocktail in the States. The drinks are much stronger here in New York.”
- Valentine Uhovski
Photos courtesy of Chad Moore and James Stone