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Preen's Fabric Anemones: Love It or Hate It?

All day I dream of Preen — you know what I mean? But today, after leaving the Preen Spring show, I couldn't shake the fabric anemones the designers used. Overly used. Overall, the collection was awesome — it was more airy than their body-con collections past. Less tight, more light. The colors were spot on: gray and taupe offset by crisp white, chartreuse, and pink sherbet. Fabrics were knotted and twisted in the utmost Preen way; lace patchwork was a new spin, a black iridescent fabric was sci-fi sassy. But in an attempt to be more textural, the designers doused skirts, dresses, and shoulders in these scrunchy fabric anemones. Sometimes it was cool, sometimes it was unflattering. Admire the fresh Preen shoes for a sec, then pray tell: do you love or hate the fabric anemones?

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SweetDream SweetDream 7 years
it all looks very unwearable
sommop sommop 7 years
Hate it
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 7 years
Hate it...
SweetFirefly SweetFirefly 7 years
I love the concept of the fabric anemones if they were applied in a more practical manner. I agree with everyone else that the cuts are atrocious.
jt124 jt124 7 years
The sartorialist criticized these today for being a perfect example of the disconnect between fashion and real people, as they would be horribly unflattering on everybody.
katiekat95 katiekat95 7 years
I agree with lizlee....the cuts are what makes a pieces unflattering
mommie mommie 7 years
Not so much. I don't think those flatter even the skinny bodies.
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
I think they're all awful - but not because of the fabric. The way the designs are cut; particularly in the bustlines; is ugly and unflattering and makes no sense at all...
Sarahab145 Sarahab145 7 years
i think the some of the designs were made more for the sake of art, not practicality, so i vote yes!
nikkeeb nikkeeb 7 years
i love the concept, but not sure these were the most flattering ways to use it
fona fona 7 years
like the pink
gdtwriter gdtwriter 7 years
Undecided. C'est moi. I need to see more of these designs. Preen is not familiar to me. Of the three, I adore the pink.
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