Thursday, February 14, 2013

NYFW: Proenza Schouler

By: Quinn Bell
Design duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandaz, better known as Proenza Schouler, unveiled their stunning Fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection late last night. The show was livestreamed in high definition on their website and allowed fans to sit in the front row along with fashion A-listers like Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Grace Coddington and Elizabeth Olsen.

The venue was cold (literally and figuratively) and industrial looking; the perfect setting for the edgy looks that were coming down the runway. Veteran model, Sasha Pivovarova opened the show in a simple, white balloon jacket with oversized buttons-a feature that was seen throughout the collection and a black pencil skirt with a slit on the front-another reoccurring detail.

Virtually colourless, but not bleak: black, white, grey, tan and the occasional pop of hot pink, blue or green were the go to hues in the collection.  Raw-looking, natural materials such as wool, tweed, feathers, leather, ostrich skin and metal added texture and interest to the streamlined garments. Models sported bare faces and undone hair, strutting effortlessly down the concrete runway in low, platform-less heels. Key pieces were shift dresses, roomy outerwear, A-line and pencil skirts as well as biker gloves and oversized clutches. Cut-outs on the backs of dress, sheer fabrics and the occasional cinched waist supplied a much needed dose of sex appeal to the otherwise modest collection that was quintessentially Proenza Schouler.

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