Preen & Jonathan Saunders Debenhams

March 1, 2011

Daily Digest

Preen & Jonathan Saunders Debenhams

Pictured left to right:

Jonathan Saunders beige kilt €63, T-shirt dress €60

Preen Skinny Jeans €67,  Nude Frilly Blouse €57

Jonathan Saunders grey scarf top €57, cropped trousers €57

Preen Crop leather jacket €285, vest €57, Black spot trousers €60

By Ann-Marie Proudfoot

The anticipated collections of Preen and Jonathan Saunders hit Debenhams in Henry Street, Dublin recently.

As a lover of Preen, I was intrigued to see what these collaborations would hold so I headed into the store to get an up close and personal look at the range. After seeing the collections, I think the introduction of these labels for Debenhams Edition is a great move. The quality is really good; the price points are even better and although the designs are “safer” than we would normally see from these designers, they have a very commercial appeal that will only benefit their success.

Preen for Debenhams

Preen for Debenhams have kept to their signature look of soft dreamy chiffons and flowing jerseys in monochrome and neutrals. They have included some structure too with their fitted blazers and tailored dresses, adding striking pops of colour in red and electric blue while also including a good skinny jean (€57).

My two favourite pieces were the frill trim blouse in nude (€57) and the spot trousers in black (€60), both pictured above. The fabrics were really nice and draped really well.

Jonathan Saunders for Debenhams

Jonathan Saunders stuck to his strong characteristics of using fresh colour and print for his collaboration with Debenhams.

His collection has a very clean understated style with great tailoring. The base palette of black, white, grey and neutrals is complimented with a punch of colour in aqua and acid green. The soft grey top with acid green scarf (€57), beige kilt skirt (€63) and white boyfriend blazer with grey trim (€90) were my wish list pieces.

Availibility: The Preen and Jonathan Saunders collections are part of Debenhams “Edition” series which is priced from €28 to €294 and available exclusively to Debenhams Henry Street, Dublin and online at

This new design concept will continue with the introduction of additional designers. Unlike many other collaborations, these designers will work with Debenhams for a minimum of four seasons. We can look forward to Roksanda Ilincic’s Edition collection in autumn 2011 and later this season, shoes from Jonathan Kelsey.

Jonathan Kelsey’s shoes are divine and you can see his credentials shine through from his days with Cacharel, Gina, Emilio Pucci, Mulberry and Jimmy Choo. Suffice to day that his new styles for Debenhams will be very affordable.

As well as contributing to WSW, Ann-Marie Proudfoot is a stylist and has her own blog at Proudfoot Style.

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