13.09.11

Preen Spring 2012

The Preen 2012 girl loves colour and prints.

This uber-feminine collection goes on my list of favourite this Fashion Week. It had plenty of retro touches many modern twists.

The colour palette ranged from dreamy soft pastels, to colourful squares to pixelated prints.

There were plenty of ruffles on collars, sleeves and around the waist on the peplums.

I loved the cropped top despite envying the models abs.

These tops were paired with tapered pants, which were also paired with loose fitted blouses, t-shirts and chic tailored monochrome ruffle trimmed blazers.

Towards the end of the show we saw several black pieces which added an unexpected touch to the colourful collection.

The model sported 40s victory rolls created by Paul Hanlon at the Julian Watson Agency for Aveda. The orange blush and lip colour was applied by Val Garland at Streeters using MAC cosmetics.

I fell head-over-heels for the Aldo for Preen shoes collection which came in several styles and colours.

Front row: Marisa Tomei and Rose McGowan

Favourites: Lemon top and salmon skirt and sleeveless embellished top and pastel peplum skirt

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Leighton Meeter, Kate Bosworth, Cameron Diaz, Emma Stone, Elizabeth Olsen, Marisa Tomei, Carey Mulligan, Diane Kruger, Tilda Swinton, Anne Hathaway, Rachel Bilson, Florence Welch, Zoe Saldana, Freida Pinto, Mila Kunis, and Sarah Jessica Parker

Jessica Chastain In Vintage YSL - "Killer Joe" Toronto Film Festival Party

Jessica Chastain In Vintage YSL – “Killer Joe” Toronto Film Festival Party

Christina Hendricks In Vivienne Westwood - "I Don't Know How She Does It" New York Premiere

Christina Hendricks In Vivienne Westwood – “I Don’t Know How She Does It” New York Premiere

8 Responses to Preen Spring 2012

  1. currygirl September 13, 2011 at 22:21 #

    I’d love to have a how-to post that describes the steps to get my hair to look like that for a special occasion. So pretty!

  2. howard September 13, 2011 at 22:29 #

    a fantastic collection, i agree. in a tough economy, color often comes into play as a key element. nice coverage, nice story.

  3. mm September 13, 2011 at 22:46 #

    Preen is at the top of my fav list as well for Spr 2012.

    • mm September 13, 2011 at 22:46 #

      I love the vibrant colors and the lace

  4. DivaDebbi September 14, 2011 at 01:03 #

    Love this collection FC! Who designs for them? Soooo fresh!

    • Fashion Critic September 14, 2011 at 01:28 #

      Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton. Two British designers

  5. pipsqueak September 14, 2011 at 03:52 #

    Who is the Preen girl? I don’t quite get her identity, though the colors are nice. Perhaps the clothes are just being retail-friendly. The upside of it is that you don’t get counterfeited.

  6. Erini September 14, 2011 at 06:41 #

    Love this collection- so fresh!

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