Models at Preen's Spring 2010 runway show. Photo: Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

DESIGNER: Preen

INSPIRATION:
Restraint, Japanese bondage, early 90s grunge, Corrinne Day photographs

TOP LOOKS:
Gray flowing top with silver leather jeans; rope-tied halter L.B.D.; lightweight button-down shirt with sculpted shoulders and high waisted black pants

ACCESSORIES: Preen's own (their first season) of sculptured heels in an assortment of colors with a twisted heels

WHO WAS THERE:
Alexa Chung, Leigh Lezark

WHAT WE THOUGHT:
There was a shock value to this collection that is lovely and unexpected (especially for showing in New York). Lightweight bubblegum hued dresses mixed nicely among the harder edged black and lace bondage pieces. Rope neck ties actually held up some of the sack dresses with reflective rainbow speckles. All in all, it was balanced contradiction of elements.