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PROENZA SCHOULER S/S '18

AMERICANS IN PARIS



Proenza Schouler designers, and perennial It Boys, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez bid adieu to New York this season, instead opting to show their latest collection during Paris Couture Week for the first time. Since their debut back in 2003, the duo have been a mainstay in New York fashion, appealing to both the uptown and downtown crowd, creating collections that were an effortless blend of modern colors and shapes. How would they fare by Parisian standards, during couture week, no less? By enlisting the skills and techniques of local artisans and craftsmen, Proenza Schouler put forth a collection that was a perfect blend of New York cool and Parisian romance without alienating their former devotees, all the while enticing a new, international client base.

The collection began with a series of oversized ruffles, adorning necklines and peplums that managed to appear both romantic and structural at the same time. The black, white and red color palate helped drive the opening pieces toward a more modern aesthetic, while thigh high front slits teasingly opened ankle length skirts as they walked down the runway. Leather chest plate harnesses mingled with floral print coats and dresses, with an occasional peep of midriff as the collection segued into more subdued horizontal ruffles, giving off an air of romance and innocence on pastel dresses with high neck lines. Gorgeous evening wear dresses appeared with drop waist adornments, creating a modern silhouette in contrast to the lace and floral print gowns. Strategically placed waist line cut outs added a flair of brash youthfulness and sex appeal, outlined by floating feather trim.

Showing during Couture Week allowed the designers to expand their knowledge of different techniques and the new found inspiration was evident in their latest collection. Bravo to the Proenza Schouler boys for setting out into new territory, without a guarantee of success, in search of new knowledge, and being able to translate that into a successful collection, without losing one bit of their It Factor.



Written by ELIZABETH KRAMSKY
Photos by GERSON LIRIO
Visual Editor OLGA SOROKINA


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