Preen By Thornton Bregazzi
Eyewear Design
Preen By Thornton Bregazzi was founded in 1996 by Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, built on an aesthetic of darkly romantic and effortlessly modern, juxtaposing the masculine with feminine and mixing of hard and soft. Their debut collection at London Fashion Week for Spring Summer 2001 established the brand’s essence of punkish sensibilities with vintage elements and hand crafted details. 

Since then, Preen has evolved from a small boutique in London’s Notting Hill to a globally loved brand stocked across five continents. Regularly featured in leading fashion publications, Preen has also collected a loyal fan-base of famous faces, with stars including Kate Bosworth, Beyonce, Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts and Emma Stone repeatedly stepping out in the brands designs.

I worked alongside Thornton and Bregazzi to design a collection of sunglasses that mixed Victorian undertones with British tongue-in-cheek chic. The collection was realised with a combination of oversized shapes, unexpected colour blocking and ornate floral motifs.