It’s time to get yet another London-based designer on your fashion radar, as London College of Fashion Graduate Simon Preen is most definitely catching our eyes at the moment with his design signatures of stripes and minimal paneling.
Specializing in menswear whilst studying, the young designer was first snapped up by the retailing giant Urban Outfitters for whom he created a limited-edition womenswear collection. The range was available online and at their London flagship, and proved such a success that he went on to design further collections.
When celebs flock to wear your clothes, it’s also another reinforcement that you’re doing something right, and his design credentials have recently been further solidified, as he got commissioned by Jessie J to design her official tour outfit.
Jessie J is known for her statement-making costumes and fearless style (how many other stars can pull off a skintight jumpsuit so well?), so Simon Preen aimed to create a show-stopping piece that also stayed true to his design signatures. Opting for a bold striped jumpsuit with mesh inserts, he definitely created a piece that had Jessie J written all over it!
Keep a look out for Jessie J’s Alive tour coverage to see her official costumes at work.
Images: Fisherspr, SimonPreen