Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Black Women's Clothes
Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton often seek inspiration from their country retreat in Walberswick, Suffolk. It's here they became interested in a past resident of the village, artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh, whose drawings inform both the floral and graphic prints in the label's latest collection. Made from striped stretch-jersey, this 'Annabel' dress is trimmed with ruffles along the shoulders and ruched to create an asymmetric hem. Wear yours with chunky knitwear and tights, as styled by the brand.
The pink, red and green peonies on Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's 'Jessica' skirt are inspired by the blooms in artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh botanical drawings. Made from figure-skimming stretch-crepe, this midi design has off-center ruching through the front that creates a flattering effect. Wear it with a chunky-knit sweater and ankle boots for the coolest take.
For Resort '18, designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi studied the floral motifs of Charles Mackintosh and William Morris' artwork - this dress is beautifully decorated with pretty blooms that look as though they're part of a watercolor painting. Cut from fluid devoré silk-satin, it's spliced at the ruffled sleeves and detailed with strips of wispy eyelash lace.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's latest collection references decoupage and botanical drawings by William Morris and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This 'Aidan' top is made from stretch-jersey and patterned with vibrant blooms that look striking against the black background. Cutouts at the elbow and thumbs elevate the simple shape. Try wearing yours beneath a sheer dress.
We love Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's fresh approach to pattern. Cut from panels of hammered-silk, crepe de chine and georgette, this ruffle-trimmed top splices together a monochrome rose print with graphic stripes for a modern take on florals. Wear it as the label intended with the matching skirt.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's 'Aidan' top is expertly printed with bright blooms and graphic lines that look so striking against the black backdrop. It's cut from jersey that hugs the figure and slashed at the elbows to reveal the tiniest hint of skin. Team it with jeans or the matching skirt.
Made from soft cotton-jersey, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's ruffled top is shirred at the sleeves and waist to give a more defined shape. It's beautifully accented with tiers of silk-organza and delicate lace trims at the cuffs. We like it best with frilled pants.
For Cruise '18, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi is inspired by flowers, particularly those painted by Charles Mackintosh and William Morris. Made from silk-jacquard, this 'Billy' blouse is trimmed with ruffles along the yoke and has a pretty pussy-bow tie. Wear it to parties with jeans or to work with a pencil skirt.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi are purveyors of romantic bohemian-tinted details and this black silk-chiffon Billy blouse is an easy introduction. It's adorned with a multicoloured selection of printed florals and is shaped with long sleeves and a coordinating neck tie before falling into a curved hem. Opt for high-waisted trousers alongside velvet mules for a smart evening look.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's Cruise '18 collection is inspired by the 1880s Arts and Crafts movement, referenced by the patchwork of prints of this 'Veronica' skirt. It's made from a mixture of floral hammered-silk, georgette, and striped crepe de chine and is softly ruffled. Wear yours with the matching top.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's dress is spun from striped merino wool. It has a body-hugging fit that's accentuated by the tightly ribbed finish, and is trimmed with buttons along the turtleneck, sleeves and sides. Unfasten the bottom few to create splits.
Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton draw inspiration from the all-female 'haenyeo' diving community of South Korea for Fall '18. This fluid silk-satin 'Evan' blouse is decorated with a bold floral print and has a pussy-bow neck tie. The contrasting checked shoulders are trimmed with pretty ruffles.
Wide-legged with a high-rise waist Preen By Thornton Bregazzi's Ida wool trousers feature decorative button side-panels and a windowpane-checked pattern. In a lightweight wool-twill they're a unique alternative to classic black trousers making them a great choice for the office. Team with a silk shirt and black sandals for trans-seasonal styling.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi sent this black Fredrica dress down the SS18 runway succinctly conveying the collection's empowered spirit. It's crafted from swathes of lightweight silk with an array of pleated panels through the bodice before falling in a sheer organza skirt. Enhance the ethereal form with striking silver heels.
Perennial florals shed their ladylike connotations in the hands of Preen By Thornton Bregazzi. This black silk-blend devoré Olivia dress is peppered with a moody Truffle pattern and trimmed with soft frills as well as an asymmetric smocked waistband to skew the floaty silhouette. Sweep your hair up to frame the high Victoriana neckline and ground with statement stiletto mules.
A polished punk-inspired sensibility is Preen By Thornton Bregazzi's forte. This black textured-crepe Aaron dress is patterned with tonal-pink green red and yellow daffodils and features armhole slits that allow it to be styled as either a long or short-sleeved style - opt for the latter to truly honour the label's rebellious aesthetic.
The collision of vibrant colours abstract florals and a contemporary silhouette on Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's black silk-chiffon Alanis skirt is typically bewitching. It falls over the body into a fluttering handkerchief hem and is detailed with a multicoloured dandelion print alongside lustrous flashes of floral silk-satin devoré. Lend it a hint of rebellion with studded stiletto heels.
Baby-pink ribbon ties lend Preen By Thornton Bregazzi's black and white striped floral silk-devoré Corin dress a subtle feminine flourish. An exaggerated pompom-trimmed ruffle falls over the bodice while extended cuffs and an asymmetric hem ensure a rebellious finish. Keep accessories to a minimum for the evening - think a simple clutch and slipper shoes
Preen By Thornton Bregazzi's black Audrey dress is a bewitching choice. It's crafted with contrasting inserts of multicoloured floral and black and white striped silk-blend devoré across the bodice and long sleeves before falling into a ruffled hemline that skims along the shins. Style it with a clutch and skin-tight boots for a modern twist on evening allure.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi imbues this black Cosmia skirt with artful elegance. It's made from a lightweight stretch fabric with ruched sides that hide internal elasticated panels ruched front seams that lift the hem slightly and is decorated with an all-over floral and abstract pattern. Tuck in an oversized blouse to tap the theatrical mood of the collection.
A vivid floral print dances across the black silk-blend devoré of the Madeleine dress which embodies the bohemian spirit of Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. It's delicately crafted with a black mesh top panel loose-fitting bodice and bracelet-length sleeves trimmed with ruffles and black lace at the cuffs. Underscore the label's signature handkerchief hem with electric-blue sandals for a striking evening appearance.
Fresh feminine and feel-good gingham is synonymous with spring. Preen By Thornton Bregazzi reworks it with signature sexiness for the new season using a grey and black check to enliven its off-the-shoulder Olivia dress. Discreet cut-outs under the arms and Velcro-fastening sleeves bring modernity and innovation. Style it simply with wraparound sandals.
Dark romance and unexpected detailing are common themes in pieces from British label Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. This lightweight silk-blend devoré Adara dress features a kaleidoscopically coloured floral pattern and is cut to a relaxed fit with a cinched waist and an asymmetric ruffled hem - note the lace-trimmed cuffs as an added ladylike touch. Style it with simple slingbacks for warm-weather events and weddings.
65% acetate , 29% polyamide , 6% elastan Made in UK Dry clean only Fully lined Gathered fabric detail Back zip closure
- Multicolored silk-blend chiffon- Button and zip fastening at back- 56% silk 44% viscose; lining: 100% silk- Dry clean
The unorthodox silhouette bold gingham print and striking black-and-yellow combination of this Preen By Thornton Bregazzi Christy dress are what make it a head-turning piece. It's crafted from tactile velvet to a form-fitting silhouette that's gathered along the yokes waist and front with elasticated insets allowing comfort and enhancing the modern feel. Black statement flats are the perfect endnote for a sophisticated yet edgy evening look.
Preen By Thornton Bregazzi brings a sexy new feel to the pencil skirt by cutting away the front to a mini length. The dramatic proportions are heightened with a high-rise waist and crepe cloth that offers the perfect amount of structure. Style with a sheer chiffon blouse and scarlet heels for maximalist effect.
Tucked into a high-waisted counterpart Preen By Thornton Bregazzi's white sheer floral-lace Varlese body makes for a seductive after-dark look. The left arm is detailed with a lace-appliqué cut-out and it has a cut-out back with wide back crossover panels.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's black semi-sheer silk-blend devoré Ameline dress is an enchanting choice for the evening. The feminine silhouette is shaped with a high ruffled neck and long sleeves that are elasticated at the cuff alongside delicate smocking down the front of the bodice - a detail that offsets the multicoloured wild-rose print perfectly. Enhance the swish of the floor-skimming hem with a pair of suede stilettos.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's experimental approach to texture and pattern is clear to see in its Resort 2018 collection of which this black Monica dress was a part. It's crafted from hammered-silk decorated with a multicoloured check and cut with a V-neck cropped ruched sleeves and a smocked waistband before falling into a loose gathered skirt. Wear it layered over a roll-neck sweater and end on ankle boots for the most directional take.
For an attitude-fuelled take on femininity look to Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's Emiline blouse from the Resort 2018 collection. It's crafted from lightweight crepe detailed with metallic-black and purple floral velvet-devoré which falls loosely from the ruffled collar and neck tie to a curved hem with button fastenings along the centre-front and cuffs. For a commanding take team it with a structured blazer and trouser combination.
Look closely at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's black and white striped silk-blend satin Phillipa shirt and you'll notice a subtle devoré pattern among the contrasting stripes - a typically off-kilter detail from the British brand. Exaggerated ruffles geometric lace and a plush black velvet necktie complete the look offset by a dainty pompom trim. Try it teamed with contrasting striped trousers for optimum edge.
The tailored bodice of this black stretch-satin cady Eva dress is a beautiful example of Preen By Thornton Bregazzi's alternatively elegant aesthetic. An asymmetric neckline brings the décolleté in focus while the skirt falls in elegant pleats that swing with every step. Opt for punkish accessories for an on-brand finish.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's black Virginia dress melds an old-world silhouette with contemporary details. It's made in the UK from subtle-sheen cady with detachable crossover off-the-shoulder straps that form a bandeau neckline at the front. The flared skirt is honed by a pintuck-pleated waistband - it's lined in stretch-satin for a graceful drape - and exposed gold-tone metal zips add a modern touch. Step into embellished mules for a finish with modern charm.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's followers will covet the whimsical print and Victoriana-inflected cut of this lace-trimmed Antoinette dress. It's crafted from black striped silk-devoré patterned with multicoloured flowers and shaped with a high neck dropped waist and floaty asymmetric hem. Style it with gold accents for a striking evening edit.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi redefines florals with this Elettra dress. Crafted from black stretch-crepe it's accented with a saturated photo-real floral print while the form-fitting silhouette is complemented by the ruched and shirring along the skirt. Keep the dress in full focus and pair it with black stilettos.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi combines the bucolic poetry of flowers with the innate allure of sheer drapery with this black Amelia dress. Crafted in multicoloured dévoré-satin to a relaxed fit it features an asymmetric hemline long sleeves a high ruffled neck and is buttoned on the front to lend it a classic touch. Style yours with a pair of stiletto sandals in a bold colour.
Preen by Thornton Bergazzi's black floral Bergamot dress embodies the label's exceptional work with prints and cut. The silk-blend devoré cascades from a demure round neck at the front and the feminine appeal is enhanced by the lace-trimmed V-back a defined waist and a floaty handkerchief hem. Deep fuchsia sandals are the perfect accompaniment to create a darkly ethereal mood.
Reworked banker stripes are one of Pre-AW17's most prominent trends and trust Preen By Thornton Bregazzi to master the look with ease. This black and white cotton dress is twisted with helter-skelter ruffles that wind around the arms - attach the extra tiers for maximum drama - and finished with an off-centre drawstring that gently gathers the skirt. A piece this impactful needs little more than a pair of polished loafers.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's Ermin dress fuses a retro silhouette with striking modern details. It's crafted from black grey and white silk-blend devoré and shaped with ruffled trims across the long sleeves black grosgrain and lace trims across the bodice and a swishing butterfly hem for feminine movement. Note how the deep V-neck at the back balances the swathes of fabric. Spotlight the print by teaming it with white accessories.