Preen Shows Crafts-Inspired Fall 2011 Line

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Preen presented a standout collection in Mac & Milk this morning, consisting of hand-beaded and hand-embroidered blouses, bright patterns that managed not to feel like retinal assaults, and navy eveningwear with severely sexy thigh-high skirt slits. "It came from the San Francisco craft movement," designer Justin Thornton told us backstage after the show. "Craft is not used to much in modern fashion — tapestry, embroidering, beading." Of the nicely done color blocking, he added, "We wanted it to almost clash in a way."

See the Complete Preen Fall 2011 Collection