When two quintessentially British brands, L.K.Bennett and Preen, combine creative forces you can bet money that you’re going to get a collection that evokes cheery English gardens and lively summer parties, all swept up in some romantic storytelling.

Caroline Issa is wearing SIOUX TULIP PRINT DRESS during Milan Fashion Week SS18 photographed by Garcon Jon

Preen’s first capsule collection for L.K.Bennett, launching today, did not disappoint. Husband and wife design duo, Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi were inspired by the watercolours of Scottish artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who spent a lot of time in their village Walberswick, Suffolk. His work features graphic linear lines, juxtaposed with soft botanical compositions – these stylised floral illustrations and chequered wave patterns are carried over into the 16-piece collection, of which British model Erin O’Connor is the face. There’s also an abundance of sequins, asymmetrical hems, classic Preen prints and plenty of colour. It’s a real treat.

Shop L.K.Bennett Ready-To-Wear Collaboration,with internationally celebrated label Preen here