FW14: Burberry Does Bloomsbury

We loved the painterly palette and flowing, floral touch at Burberry Prorsum this season. Christopher Bailey summoned the Bloomsbury women, Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf as his muses, and the artist/writer sisters’ intelligence and femininity were reflected in perfect balance. Though there were plenty of painted and printed flowers, these were unfussy and anything but saccharine. There was a natural practicality to many of the pieces, which... Read More

Florals? Check. Checks? Check.

Preen has been striking my fancy big time over the course of the past few seasons. I’ve long admired their ability to merge edgy concepts with increasingly ladylike sophistication, but they really started to speak to me when they began playing more with prints and color over the past few years. Along with many other key Londoners, Preen’s Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi have revolutionized apparel prints by snubbing the rules of good... Read More