Preen Take On Arts & Crafts
ARTS & CRAFTS
A BACKLASH TO THE DIGITAL AGE, PREEN GO BACK TO CRAFTING
When you live in Glasgow, renowned artist, architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh is just part of life. His influence is everywhere you go, from buildings to tearooms, the Mackintosh aesthetic has permeated every aspect of Glasgow. Mackintosh, and Glasgow School of Art, was central to the arts & crafts movement here in Scotland and along with Herbert MacNair, Margaret and Frances MacDonald, they created what became known as the Glasgow Style. The Art School is such an important part of Glasgow history which is why everyone who lives here were all devastated when it went on fire a few years ago.
Mackintosh also happens to have influenced the Resort 2018 collection by Preen.
I have loved Preen for as long as I can recall. Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton never make two collections the same. You simply don't know what you will get from season to season as their inspirations run far and wide. However, the pull of this Resort collection is perhaps on some sub-conscious level for me since I'm surrounded by Mackintosh influences every day.
In broader sense, the arts & crafts movement influence is prominent throughout this collection. William Morris-esque florals adorn multi layered ruffled dresses, there are hand-embroidered floral patches and decoupage-like prints on coats. It's textural and involved. I love wearing florals for winter and this collection is perfection.
I was looking for what my winter might look like. Now I know.