Preen designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi took romantic silhouettes, utilitarian details and Darth Vader prints and wove them all into a standout collection.
The lineup was built on easy yet intricately crafted silk dresses with drop waists, buttons at the wrists and fluttering asymmetric hems. They were done in the duo’s signature spliced-together prints, such as a collage of khaki, black and florescent orange geometric patterns, and some came with a faded Vader image emblazoned on the chest.
Another drop-waist maxidress was worked in an orange, black and white print, overlaid with delicate black velvet devoré flowers.
Nylon belts with plastic buckles toughened up those feminine pieces, as did pairings of dresses with heavy coats such as a sweeping green wool style and a fur-lined printed parka.
A finale of midlength dresses shown in both shimmering gunmetal gray and green Lurex added a glam element to the collection’s off-kilter appeal. Speaking of that, some guests took selfies with Stormtroopers stationed at the exit after the show.