In 2009, when you hear "diffusion line" your mind may jump to price points which linger around $100--but let Preen educate you on their bottom-line. This contemporary diffusion line, called Preen Line, debuted in Copenhagen last February to many drooling Preen fans. Now that the recession has hit, being able to justify a four hundred dollar cotton dress (especially when Lanvin pumps are going for less than that over at Barneys) may not come as easy as it did last year--but we're pretty sure that only accounts for some of us. After all, that pink jersey dress sold out in less than 24 hours.
An edgy, rock-and-roll concept will always be better suited for Vera Wang's lower priced diffusion line, Lavender Label, and this Fall 2009 was no exception. The theme was "Medieval Mod" and allowed for layered metallics, hard and soft elements, and close-to-the-body silhouettes. Vera Wang's Fall 2009 ready to wear collection will show at the designer's SoHo Flagship during New York Fashion Week.