Between its 15th anniversary and return to London Fashion Week, Preen has a lot to celebrate this season. Though show notes cited the Vincent Gallo/Christina Ricci film Buffalo '66 and ‘90s minimalism as inspirations, the soundtrack of animal noises and the choice of the Natural History Museum’s Darwin Centre suggested a more zoological origin story.
Patchwork animal skins and prints — stingray, python, leopard, etc. — were mixed with leather and printed onto delicate silk and organza pieces for an intriguing play on pretty meets powerful. At the top of our wish list: the asymmetrical wrap skirts, beautifully paired with a sheer-paneled white blouse.
The jungle theme soon gave way to a spray of gorgeous, pink-peony prints — someone’s clearly been reading their National Geographic — with silver-foiled French lace and sheer panels appealing to our feminine instincts. Mustard leather and shots of navy and white also hit the catwalk, while spaghetti-strap dresses clearly echoed that aformentioned ‘90s minimalism — and for once, we're not cringing at its return.
Doug Funny had it easy. He'd pull on a white T-shirt, a green vest, and some (surprisingly on-trend) front-pleat khaki shorts, and he was out the door faster than you can say Patty Mayonnaise. Unfortunately, in the 3-D world, it's not that simple. But, that also means exciting options abound — yes, even for your 9-to-5 read
In the beauty world, "cult products" is a widely recognized term. From NARS' Orgasm blush to Urban Decay's Naked palette, there are a few items that nearly every beauty aficionado has used in their lives. But for fashion? That concept is a little harder to grasp. The pool is small, but there are a few items that'll get read