>> Designers Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thorton effortlessly blended femininity with modernity in one fell swoop for Spring 2012. Silhouettes were straightforward and cut simple — no deconstruction in sight, just a hint of girlishness in the form of mini peplums and frilled collars. While there was a strong showing of solid separates in navy, pale blue, lemon, and white (made lively with spikes of neon at ruffled waists and cuffs), the real stars of the show were the prints. A checkerboard pattern in cupcake-hues was refreshing for its understated geometry, and a recurring doily floral refrained from looking precious with the help of a digitized pixel-print.
Preen Spring 2012