Early indications show a strong trend coming through from the spring/summer 2013 London Fashion Week, which will take place in September, but it’s nothing to do with the collections…
There’s no place like home is there? A feeling shared by Brit fashion label Preen and, as of last week, milliner extraordinaire Philip Treacy. According to the LFW show schedule released by the British Fashion Council both are set to make their return to the coveted line up due to start in just over a month following a 6 year absence for Preen and 8 years for Treacy. The Preen Creative Director duo, Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton, had this to say about their latest move from New York Fashion Week, ‘We are delighted to be part of LFW again, it feels great to back on our own turf.’
Although more and more fashion weeks continue to pop up all over the globe, you would be forgiven for thinking it was all about Paris and New York. But in 2012 all eyes are on Britain’s fashion capital. So many things to celebrate, so little time – from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to the impending Olympics (only a matter of hours to go now guys!) These designers really couldn’t have picked a better time to return home to the undisputed hub of all the excitement, London, where both Preen and Treacy started out and first found success.
The Preen brand will forever be immortalised in British pop history at London’s Madame Tussauds thanks to the late great singer, Amy Winehouse who famously wore one of their bright yellow creations to the Brit Awards back in 2007. The same dress that clothes her waxwork was also worn by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, helping associate Preen with uber flattering silhouettes. Philip Treacy, meanwhile, is the official Royal family hat designer, something I referred to in an earlier blog post. I think I speak on behalf of all Brit fashion lovers when I say welcome home Preen and Philip, we’re glad to have you back.