Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Pre-Fall 2017

I’m a huge fan of pairing up contrasting styles. When people pair two styles that never seem like they’d work together, and they somehow work really well, it’s without a doubt, more interesting than the two styles worn on their own.Thornton Bregazzi’s pre-fall collection for Preen took bohemian, girly, and gothic staples and mixed them all into one collection, and the result was amazing. The long, draping dresses flowed nicely over heavy black platform boots that we’re far more used to seeing in pictures of Goths getting ready to go to the famous Batcave music club.

The dresses themselves ranged from bold black and white patterns, to beautiful micro-floral prints. The use of extremely light fabrics with ridiculously heavy boots is one of my favorite parts of this collection! Amidst the beautiful floral dresses, the brand also had full-on goth looks, featuring black lace maxi dresses, and angular suits.

The color scheme is bright and bold. Something we aren’t seeing a lot of this year, as most designers opt for more muted colors, not quite pastel, but not bright either. It’s a daring choice to make, especially with the already unconventional choices Preen has chosen for other parts of the collection. I also got a bit of an eighties vibe from some of the dresses. There were some made of velvet, with asymmetrical hemlines, or were covered in sequins. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s Pre-Fall collection is spectacular because this is a collection that has  a lot of concepts that seem to be extremely conflicting, and they work together really well.

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  • Laurel Hope is 20 years old and has a love for the eclectic and alternative side of fashion, but still, enjoys keeping up with current trends. From international streetwear to haute couture, she loves it all with a fiery passion! Laurel’s personal style can range from soft and ultra-feminine, to dark and witchy, so readers can expect to hear and see almost anything from her. Not only interested in fashion, Laurel also loves writing about art, music, and telling readers all of the coolest places to go, and social events that are happening around the city. Interested in anything unique, fun, and colorful, Laurel writes about things that leave readers feeling excited, and ready to try something new!

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