On 16 February, day 3 of London Fashion Week, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi presented their seasonal ready-to-wear collection in the dome-shaped Assembly Hall of Church House Westminster.
Founded in 1996 by husband and wife team Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, fans of Preen by Thornton Bregazzi include the Duchess of Cambridge and Michelle Obama.
Designs are an aesthetic of darkly romantic and effortlessly modern, often juxtaposing the masculine with feminine. Since its first debut collection at London Fashion Show Spring Summer 2001, the label has become synonymous with deconstructed London cool.
This season’s collection takes its inspiration from Venice. Following a holiday to the Biennale, Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton combined their impressions of the city with cinematic references from ‘Don’t Look Now’. The show, which was attended by more than 500 guests, featured the dramatic soundtrack of the film and displayed opulent textures including gold and glitter.
It is worth noting that half of the fabrics in the collection were sustainable. Tweeds made from end-of-line stock from British Woollen Mills were used, as was recycled knits, sustainable viscose, and georgettes created from recycled plastic waste.
Models leading the catwalk included Cecilia Chancellor, Yasmin Le Bon, and Ragnhild Jevne, demonstrating that the brand is universal in its appeal.
Following the catwalk on Sunday, Paulette Caletti, producer at Prettybird, remarked: "A huge thanks to the team at Church House for making the show one of our best".
Robin Parker, General Manager of Church House Westminster, commented: “As in previous years, the London Fashion Show provides an excellent opportunity for leading designers to match their inspired collections with creative event spaces in London. The vibrant and spacious Assembly Hall with its gold historic reliefs and elegant oak panelling was a perfect match for this catwalk, delivering on versatility and providing a stylish backdrop”.
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