LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS
Justin and Thea were awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Juliette Larthe at the annual Isle of Man Awards for Excellence and celebrated the evening alongside Preen friends and fans.
"I have been the biggest fan of Preen forever, and was desperate to go to their shows" - Yasmin Le Bon
"When I wear Preen I feel chic and cool... I remember the first time I was introduced to the designs and I just fell in love immediately" - Kate Bosworth
"When you put on a Preen dress - and I have a few now in my wardrobe - it makes you feel feminine, fierce; ready to take on anything" - Caroline Rush CBE
"Justin and Thea, your designs - with their rich colours and striking patterns - always made me confident, comfortable and above all myself under the brightest spotlights around the world. You are treasures in the world of fashion and on behalf of women everywhere, thank you." - Michelle Obama
Announced at the awards, in collaboration with Isle of Man Post Office, a set of six stamps will be launched on the 1st February 2018 during London Fashion Week. The stamps depict landmark designs from the 20-year span of Preen.
"The Isle of Man is a unique place. It has inspired us throughout our career, it is in our heart and our soul. We draw on the colours and the raw beauty of the Island, the diversity of the landscape and memories from our childhood have been a great inspiration. From the fishing boats and the lobster pots, to the colours of the promenade, to the sea and the changing seasons. The Pagan history and the Celtic symbols have been a great source for us to draw on and we often incorporate them in prints and designs." - Justin Thornton