Preen by Thornton Bregazzi RTW Fall 2020

The Preen couple introduce ’70s louche into their collection.

Designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi cited the Italian 1973 psychological thriller, Don’t Look Now as the seasonal inspiration for the Preen Ready-to-Wear Fall 2020 collection. 

Based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier, the Italian film has a dark sinister tone filled with somber colors and tweed coats. The costumes worn by the characters Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie in the movie served as a source of inspiration—the two looks opened the show—featuring a tweed suit and red vinyl coat.

The collection is a mix of boxy, wide-collar tailoring and ruffled draping. There is a contrast between the dark tweed fabrics and the red and golden accent pieces. Although the designers do not claim to be a sustainable company, they sourced the patchwork of men’s tailoring fabric from deadstock pre-consumer materials produced by English mills and made knitwear from recycled yarn. 

Thornton and Bregazzi deviated from their signature floral patterns and bohemian dresses, but the ’70s film-inspired looks did not disappoint.

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