Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, design duo behind Preen, must have gotten their feet stuck in September as their FW12 offerings reeked of springtime clichés, mostly during the first half of the show; fern and apple greens, sharp orange-reds, snow whites galore, botanical floral fusions, and abstract butterfly motifs (their Pre-Fall collection read better for the fall season than these first 18 exits). Despite the undeniable beauty and freshness they evoked (g-r-eat colour blocking), there was a total disconnect leading into the second half of the collection.

The procession continued and eventually dove into looks that translated into what we deem “appropriate” for fall, including two-tone relaxed skinny trousers (cramazing), a peplum jacket, and printed/patterned jumpers.

The closing exits provided  a dimmed palette, clean hems hitting the knee, and sheer tops exposing the twins; how appropriate. I guess they need some air from time to time? Sigh. Although I’m pretty well over this look, Aline (center) has quite a proportionately darling rack, no?

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