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Spring 2010: PREEN

September 12, 2009

I love the bursts of yellow. Little details like that are what really make pieces original…and let’s be honest, what makes people want to buy them.

Ok The Sartorialist talked about this issue on his blog and I couldn’t agree with him more. The areas that women are most self conscious of are their hips, butt, thighs and stomach…so why on earth would you draw more attention to those areas!? Scott Schumann says:

This is a perfect example of the disconnect between fashion and real people. I mean, if you only have 30-something looks in a show to tell your story for that season why waste any of them on designs that would never sell (especially in this economy) or even push the “art” of fashion in a reasonable direction. That ruffle detailing is great (and, to be fair, Preen did offer other options with that detail), but there must be other ways to use it so that it doesn’t strongly detract from a woman’s body.

I honestly couldn’t have said it better myself. No one that’s bigger than a size 00 is going to wear a dress like that! It’s really upsetting because Preen is such an amazing line and I hate that they’ve thrown themselves under the bus with a design that, quite frankly, makes my cellulite shiver.  I would love to hear what the judges of Project Runway (i.e. Michael Kors) have to say about it.

On a more friendly note, the detailing is beautifully done. The ruffles are a sign of true craftsmanship and really show the art of working fabric.





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