Springing This Joint – NYFW S/S 10: Preen

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When I first started reviewing runway collections on this blog two years ago, I discussed not only the looks I loved, but also the looks I loathed. To be perfectly honest, it takes a lot more work to talk about what I hate than to gush about what I love, so I stopped acknowledging the bad stuff in hopes of attaining a more positive outlook and being able to talk about more designers whose work I liked instead of focusing on the ever-present fuggery throughout any and all runway seasons. Preen’s Spring 2010 collection just might make me go back to talking about the fug, because there was a LOT to be had here, and bizarrely so. So far there’s been way more boring fuggery this season than I can recall in the past two years, and Preen I think has reached their apex. Let’s discuss the good stuff first.

Springing This Joint   NYFW S/S 10: Preen fashion

Again, a palette consisting mostly of the de rigeur bland neutrals that have been rampant this season, but Preen’s pretty looks combined cool grey with bright yellow to a surprisingly chic effect. The coolness of grey keeps the yellow from being too obnoxious, while the yellow tempers what could have been exceedingly boring and dour grey with a bit of sunshine. It’s an intriguing color combination, and I especially enjoy it layered as in that first sheer and twisted up dress. Shoulder pads are apparently coming back in a big way, and I like the sharp angles Preen presented here instead of the overly rounded linebacker look we all came to know and pretend to love in the late 80’s/early 90’s.

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