Runway Review: Preen Spring 2014

After seeing J.W. Anderson's show, I went right to Preen which kind of brought me down to earth. I expect the wildest fashion shown in London, so this show, that certified so many trends seen in New York, was a bit of a let down.

For a few seasons now, I feel like Preen has become a great shirt brand. The gorgeous, crisp and ultra-stylish shirts have become sort of a staple worn by Diane Kruger and Kate Bosworth. It's good that they moved away from the must-have dresses that were the it-item a few years back. For next season, get them in shiny white or with a very cool, Tumblr-like geometric and floral print.

Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi decided to juxtapose the stricter white pieces with flowing elements such as see-through skirts and (my favorite) cape-like elements on mini-dresses.

Items that are sure to become street style favorites are those asymmetric wrap skirts. The architecture of so many pieces (mostly done in white, obviously) felt new from Preen. A sexy crop top here, a deflated peplum there. Successfully done pieces without a doubt, although they didn't offer anything new that we haven't already seen from certain New York designers.

There were also plastic elements to the collection. Shiny and reflective tops and skirts were incredibly eye-catching and could definitely have a place on the street style scene.

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Photos from Style.com

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