Sunday at London fashion week means one of my favourite shows: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. I had the pleasure of interviewing the couple behind the brand – Justin and Thea – for a feature for InStyle last year and they were just lovely. They also make REALLY greatΒ clothes, so it’s always worth getting up early on a Sunday morning to see their presentation at London fashion week.

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Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi backstage at the Preen show at London Fashion Week

Today was no exception – as soon as I arrived I spotted the catwalk. It looked like a pavement and was littered with brightly coloured dried flowers. Then the show itself was gorgeous, and included some cool leather sandals styled with lace ankle socks. But I was surprised to learn that the sandals were a collaboration with an unexpectedΒ brand. They are a collaboration with UGG.

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UGG by Preen sandals

You can say what you like about UGG, but this is a brand that knows how to reinvent itself. Last summer they challenged me to wear a pair of their summer boots or trainers every day for a week and I was more surprised than anyone that a) it was easy and b) I loved them (you can read that here). Even if you’re not a fan of their classic boots (though I recommend them as slippers if nothing else), it’s well worth checking out what else they do. And now they do catwalk shoes. Cool, eh?!

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models backstage at Preen wearing UGG sandals

As well as the slides in black and white leather, there are flatforms, but they are a little too high for me (particularly while recovering from a sprained ankle!). They will be available to buy in February 2017.

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UGG by Preen sandals

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