My First London Fashion Week Show: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

I don’t even no where to begin with this post. Since I was little I’ve always dreamt that one day I’d get to go to fashion week, take in the atmosphere, admire the London street style and see the catwalk collections straight out the blocks.

Today my dream came true and I owe it all to my fash-partner-in crime, who managed to wangle me two tickets thanks to L’Oreal Professional. If I was smarter I wouldn’t have been up all night drinking cocktails before getting up at 6am but let me tell you, it was worth the long journey into town for.

 

Taking the lift to the 32nd floor of Heron Towers in Bishopsgate you could see a foggy London for miles.
The space itself was spacious, light and very, very white. It was amazing to spot editors and other bloggers who I admire. Olivia Palmero also sat FROW and is groomed to perfection and absolutely minuscule.

As for the collection, well, it’s like it was made just for me. A strong palette of black, white and red, it was bold and sleek with a punky edge. Inspired by Derek Jarmon’s post-apocalyptic film Jubilee, design duo Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, have created a girl full of attitude for A/W13.

Strong graphic lines, sharp tailoring, zips galore, tough peplums, printed leather, killer heels and lots of embellishment made this perfect for me.

Jackets were tailored to perfection, shirts were sheer and sexy, skirts
were pencil thin and trousers had intricate zips leading into peplums.
Dresses were either delicate, floor-length sweeping numbers with sharp
Peter Pan collars or knee-length and open-backed with a volumous
skirt that kicked out from the waist. 


The final pieces of the collection were the ones that made me drool the
most. Soft jewel embellishments covered sheer sleeve shirts, pencil
skirts, dresses, trousers and cropped mohair jumpers. It was just
beautiful to look at.

 
I would kill to wear this!

Val Garland kept makeup minimal with just a few graphic lines of eyeliner on each model. We also saw the nude nail trend continue with Butter London painting them a pale, creamy pink. Hair was sleekly tucked behind the ears and had a slight wave. All very minimal but manageable thanks to L’Oreal’s Anthony Turner.

I had the absolute best time this morning and probably won’t stop raving about it for a while yet.

Take a look at the full collection and much better pictures at Style.com

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