StyleOnTheCouch Loves: Preen Resort 2013

Graphic streaks and oversized flower prints mixed with their signature modern silhouettes; Preen resort 2013 is a wonderful mix of bold splashes of paint and sporty elements.  Having spoken of my love of Preen (yet again) on Sunday, it felt fitting to feature their recent line today.

The black dress top left, and the white shirt with Dolman-style sleeves and high-waisted flower print skirt are my favourites from this collection.  I was happy to hear the recent announcement that Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi will return to their design roots in London for fashion week this year (the duo had been showing in NYC since 2008), with Thornton quoted in WWD as saying:

“Today, London is a very different fashion week to what it once was, and it’s a great place for us to show. It feels right to be here again. It’s more of an international fashion week now.”

Attracted to and influenced by American sportswear when they first came to NYC, this current collection has a clear Olympic / athletic influence.  Cool, modern, sporty chic is seen in side-striped trousers, padded jackets and track pants.  Other inspirations for the line are the artist Jeff Koons and the photographer Nick Knight; resulting in vivid, bold splashes of paint and graphic lines that inject a delightful vibrancy into the designs.

I wrote on Sunday that there are designers who create collections I covet again and again – Preen is one of them.  I hope you like resort 2013 as much as I do, Blog Reader.

Images from Fashionising.
Visit the Preen website here.


  1. says

    I always love the British designers you showcase, Preen being one of them! I think I am secretly a misplaced Brit… haha. The white pencil skirt on the right hand side of the second photo has my name written all over it. What a special print… it’s wearable art that’s not at all cheesy or gimmicky. It kind of reminds me of the Zara dresses we both posted earlier this summer.

  2. says

    I always love Preen, although I must admit this collection was not my favourite in recent seasons. Still, there is much to covet, particularly the long red dress with peplum, which I am positive that I could find a tousand reasons to wear over and over, even to the grocery store! I’m glad to hear that they’ve decided to start showing in London again, I’m sure that will only mean good things for London Fashion Week!

  3. says

    Resort is consistently one of my favorite collections & these looks from Preen totally demonstrate the best of why: clever, well-cut, wearable pieces that transition through seasons and work for years. Almost every garment up there I can imagine fitting in with the rest of my wardrobe and my lifestyle. What more could a fashion-o-phile ask for?

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