Isn’t it weird… sometimes when a designer collaborates with the High Street, there is such a huge song and dance about it. Cue, massive hoards outside the store and more gnashing of teeth and weeping than the Book of Revelations.
A lot of the High Street / designer collaborations are over-priced, under-designed, cheap, tat. But Debenhams have been doing designer collaboration for years and I think they know what we, as consumers, want and deserve for our ‘dollar’.
Both of these collections offer good quality pieces; well finished and although not terribly avant garde in terms of design, they include some striking key pieces and prints.
It’s the price point, however, that I’m I most impressed by. (From €37.50 for T.Shirts / Vests – €299 Preen Leather Jacket – see below).
I tried some Jonathan Saunders peg leg trousers, €60
And a Jonathan Saunders bold print mini dress, €68
I wanted to try this, but they didn’t have my size…
As far as the Preen collection is concerned I’m waiting for this dress:
Or this Blouse…
Or maybe these…
The collection is available in the Henry Street store and on line at Debenhams.ie.