Florals and lace dominate at Preen, Roland Mouret fashion shows

17 Sep, 2018 10:22 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Fashionistas can expect soft feminine looks for their wardrobes next spring, with labels Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Roland Mouret showing plenty of ruffles and lace at their London Fashion Week shows .

Preen designer duo Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi used floral prints for their spring/summer 2019 dresses, which came in various styles.

Models wore one-shoulder ruffled dresses in lace as well as silk frocks with voluminous shoulders and sleeves. Different kinds of floral prints as well as types of materials were often mixed together on deconstructed dresses with overlaying panels.

Some gowns were short at the front with a longer tail at the back. Round-collared tops, also with exaggerated sleeves were cropped at the stomach and paired with drawstring shorts.

Like other shows at London Fashion Week, the looks were finished with socks and sandals. Neck scarves had a belt buckle detail at the front.

There was also lots of lace at Mouret’s show, where models walked on an outdoor catwalk under a clear blue London sky.


Mouret, whose dresses are worn by celebrities and royals, chose an overall fluid, loose silhouette for the collection, using a pastel colour palette as well as some graphics and prints for the outfits.

The looks were accessorised with pointy lace-up mules and high-heeled rope-tie sandals. Models also wore badges reading “woman up”.

“The idea of real romanticism that’s been on so many of the runways from New York is certainly very apparent here in London as well,” Ken Downing, fashion director at Neiman Marcus, told Reuters.

London Fashion Week, the second leg of the month-long catwalk season which began in New York, runs until Tuesday.




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