PREEN X PORT ELIOT
This year Port Eliot Festival got a whole lot more colourful as we arrived with enough Preen Home to furnish a mansion and transport soggy festival goers into a new floral world inside the Fashion Tent. Along with close friend and Show Producer Juliette Larthe, Justin and Thea discussed the history of Preen, the Preen Woman, Archiving and even Cher.
In 2006 Preen evolved from their usual punky stylings to produce the Power Dress- a TED dress fit for any woman, in this case Amy Winehouse. Above, Ellie wears the Power Dress along with delicate real pressed flowers applied by Kim Brown.
Creative Director Thea Bregazzi wears Preen RE18 Madeline Dress to discuss the longevity of Preen's clothes, offering them as an investment rather than just a purchase. Archiving was something Justin and Thea began doing in 2004, collecting and storing key show pieces.
The luxurious SS17 Foxglove two piece top and skirt.The models lined up as Justin and Thea gave 'A Brief History of Preen', highlighting and selecting their most iconic and memorable looks.
The fabulous PF18 Dinah Dress, perfect for any occasion it is embellished all over with teal sequins and features black lace detailing on the bust and hemline.
Mia models the AW16 Pink Sequin Gown, a favourite of Thea's which she wore to her wedding reception, along with matching versions for her two children.
The 'muse' is something often discussed in fashion, but Justin and Thea have a very different view to the idea that there is just one 'Preen Woman'.
Liv wears the satin devore dress that perfectly compliments the AW17 Eiderdown Coat. Following the creation of the Eiderdown coat Justin and Thea decided to launch Preen Home, after Thea saw the coat and wanted actual Eiderdowns created for their home.
The exquisite St Germans viaduct overlooking Port Eliot was built in 1859 and provided the perfect backdrop for Preen's own extensive history.
The luxury embroidered floral dress, a knock out print that is also available on the Yellow Flower Bomb Quilted Eiderdown.
The models line up for a group shot, perfectly showcasing the years of Preen and the wearability across different types of women.
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