FAVORITE COLLECTIONSProenza Schouler is my first entry in a new feature on" Dress The Part." In this new feature I will present my thoughts on my favorite designers and brands .. Darlings I always have an opinion on fashion . I have designed, studied and followed fashion all of my life. Therefore I have an informed point of view and look forward to sharing it with all of you.
Introducing Proenza SchoulerFirst and foremost I will only write about designers and brands that I personally like. Therefore I open this feature with design label Proenza Schouler . Incidently I first discovered this New York based womenswear and accessories brand when they launched in 2002 . Moreover it was exciting to me when I first say the work of this brand . Actually it was several years after that I read an article about designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. The duo met while studying at Parsons School of Design eventually collaborating on their senior thesis . By and large this thesis became their first collection as Proenza Schouler. Named after the designers' mothers' maiden names, the first collection was bought in its entirety by Barneys New York.
Proenza Schouler Design AestheticsProenza Schouler is defined by its fusion of craftsmanship and attention to detail with a sense of refined ease. Inspiration drawn from contemporary art and youth culture is combined with an emphasis on tailoring and the use of custom developed fabrics. What drew me to this label was their great cuts and patterns. These two designers create some of the most interesting silhouettes on the runway today .
Proenza Schouler S/S 2017
Since I have been a fan of this brand for a while I anticipated what the S/S2017 collection may offer. In fact I was surprised and delighted by the obvious use of color. After seasons of mostly neutrals, the bright primaries of their clingy ribbed dresses were like a wake-up call.
By the same token McCollough and Hernandez have always put an emphasis on handcrafts. Accordingly dresses were woven from leather; checked tops were trimmed with ostrich feathers giving a tribal vibe. In addition pleats play an important part in this collection Of course the pleats helped create exciting three-dimensional dresses and skirts. This collection featured playful, asymmetrical skirts along with strong graphics . Ultimately this collection had a modern and exciting feel. I love the use of the bold stripes and bright colors.
McCollough and Hernandez are leaders in the New York fashion scene. Proenza Schouler is an American design story.
PROENZA SCHOULER RW S/S 2017
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Proenza Schouler's design duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez stick once more to abstract prints for their SS17 collection. This silk-blend dress is designed with red and purple checks throughout and features a V-neckline, handkerchief hem and tie to the waist. Wear this vibrant Proenza Schouler dress with sandals on a sunny evening.
Shop this look $2450
COLOR BLOCK DRESS
Above all else this SS17 collection is nothing less than incredible and this black, white and blue color block dress is just that. Crafted from the finest silk, it features a v-neck, a concealed side zip fastening, a handkerchief hem, a color blocked design and a pleated design.
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Designed with a statement print, this contemporary day dress from Proenza Schouler is set in black with distinctive red details. Therefore complete with a crew neck, cap sleeves and an asymmetric hem, this Proenza Schouler piece easily adapts for both day and night.
Shop this look $1299
Finally , I want to say how excited I am to launch this new feature on Dress The Part. Presumably darlings you all agree with my first choice of Proenza Schouler as my featured designers. This label is exciting , moreover as American design houses go they are some of the most creative and inventive . I look forward to sharing my choice next week, Ciao for now Jandrew