Preen Line, the second more affordable collection from Preen design team Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, has been a breakout success since its launch in spring 2008. For resort 2009 Net-a-Porter purchased exclusive Preen Line pieces—including a few items which were sold out within days of hitting the site. Here are five covetable pieces, including a pair of PVC pants and a tiered cotton tank, which are still available online.
Motorcycle jackets are one of those keep-forever wardrobe staples that get better with age. If you find yourself in the market for a new biker jacket or vest this fall, we suggest looking for updates on the classic—in leather or suede—such as strong shoulders (Emanuel Ungaro), studded hardware and epaulettes (Alexander Wang), bright colors (Doma), and quilted details (Elise Overland and Topshop).
>> Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi found a hit with their Preen "Power" bandage dress and siphoned that success into this year's diffusion line Preen Line — which has been doing so well the designers are said to be mulling a separate runway show for it at the upcoming London Fashion Week. The same line of thought — reworking what already works — is how they approached their Cruise 2010 collection — hence their trademark bandage minidresses, cutouts, and shimmery fabrics from past seasons made new with a little texture.
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.