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Preen by Thornton Bregazzi - Runway - LFW September 2019

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: A model walks the runway at the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2020 fashion show during London Fashion Week September 2019 on September 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Victor Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi SS20 is inspired by Japanese culture and traditions

Reta Lee
Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyle

LONDON – Films like ‘Kill Bill’ and ‘Lost In Translation’ and their travels to Japan have inspired designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi to create their SS20 collection. You could also consider it to be an evolution of their Resort 20 collection which was inspired by ‘Japonism’.

In a statement shared with Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore, the designers looked “at how even though you may look at the art and culture of another country, you may interpret it imperfectly, yet this interpretation can be so inspiring and interesting.


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“We had strong ties with Japanese wholesale and licencing partners in the early years of Preen so we were fortunate enough to have travelled throughout Japan and have drawn on this experience and visual reference for this collection. We were inspired by the great wave wood block print, the builder’s utility clothing, Manga and the Lolita street styles of Japanese youth culture.”

For this SS20 collection, the designers have collaborated with the Manga Artist Sonia Leong to develop some prints and introduced their puppy Ginger into the print.

Parts of the collection are built from leftover stock fabrics, they will be available only as a limited run, giving life back to the unwanted, (something we always did at the start of our business). Sustainable yarns and recycled yarns are also incorporated into this collection, in continuation with our companies sustainability polices.

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