Login

LFW: A deep aquatic dive at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Preen

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Having visited a Photographic exhibition at London’s National Maritime Museum, Preen’s Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton were inspired by the images of the female “Hanyeo divers” from the Jeju Island off the coast of Korea.

Preen

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Citing that “Jeju women are strong, energetic, and diligent” – which resonates with the clear messages on the power and strength of women – the duo presented a powerfully feminine collection creatively mixing scuba gear with the women’s everyday clothes.

Thornton and Bregazzi swathed and wrapped light silky materials around the body further placing emphasis on their ‘mermaid’ silhouette with the use of plisse and asymmetric cuts. Floral Prints cascaded over surfaces, resembling sea anenomes while artisanal handcrafting came layered with oversized or cropped cardigans pieced and patched.

Fish netting also appeared, lightly attached to hemlines, diving bells or ‘string’ bags while all manner of embellishments covered dresses in a show that resembled an otherworldly deep aquatic dive. –Lizzy Bowring

This season, WGSN subscribers can head to WGSN Catwalks Live  to catch every look moments after it comes down the runway.

For more catwalk analysis and industry insight from our team, head to the Catwalks section on WGSN.

Know what’s next. Become a WGSN member today to benefit from our daily trend intelligence, retail analytics, consumer insights and bespoke consultancy services.

WGSN Insider Bulletin

Request a demo to experience WGSN.

Related Stories

WGSN's festival hit list: Love International 2018

Emma Charles

Emerging designer Emma Charles: Performance art and fashion collide

ATTN: Female sneaker lovers, this is the podcast for you

Share
Tweet
+1
Share
Pin2