After a few seasons in Paris, Proenza Schouler returned to new York fashion week and made a collection dedicated to the most democratic and American of all fabrics — denim.
The main reason for returning to new York the creative team of Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough calls the unwillingness to break away from reality.
«We’ve seen designers fall into the trap of [relying on the complexity of the couture techniques], more developing technical direction and losing touch with women. And we don’t want to do that.»
The first collection after his return to new York was the beginning of a new Chapter in the history of Proenza Schouler. Without abandoning the handicraft tradition, but with a turn to a more modest materials. Here, Hernandez and McCullough are inspired by his own experience of the launch of the more affordable brands Proenza Schouler White Label, quickly gained popularity. «We want the clothes were fashionable, but were also more real,» — summed up under the new concept of Hernandez.
What could be more real, democratic and American than denim? To return authentic new York aesthetic that Proenza Schouler did impaired acid denim one of the main emphases of the collection. Denim can be found here for every taste (except classic jeans): extra long straight jackets, oversized shirts, bags, trunks and charming sundresses.
The most wonderful and memorable moment of the collection was relaxed skorts — denim or heavy twill suiting. They are the perfect all — from «kombinezony» straps and wide armholes of the sleeves like the basketball t-shirts to large flounce at the hips and contrast stitching.
The asymmetry in the style of «got dressed in the dark»
Another significant collection of steel silhouette asymmetrical skirts that look like you lost a lot of weight and hemmed your old. This trend, incidentally, applies not only to skirts.
More and more
Huge shirt that wore Kaia Gerber, Hernandez and McCullough was decorated with a small photo of one of the skyscrapers of new York- as if she was not «American»! This image is great because it can be copied in its entirety, finding plus-minus the same mass-market.
High boots continue their triumphant March on podiums. Proenza Schouler is almost boots with a slouchy shaft, lightweight accordion and tie above the ankle.
Metallic spring will obviously remain in the top of the latest trends, so anything that resembles a candy wrapper on the chocolate, you can safely take now.
Bags-the bags not only do not lose their relevance, but seem to be getting more and more every season. Proenza Schouler turned out great — especially one that resembles the altered jeans giant.
Length is important!
In the line of outerwear is presented with 2 options — a traditional trench coat length on the palm of the hand below the knee and cropped jinsuke and leather jacket with oversized sleeves. The latter is proposed to be worn over a matching bottom layer (leather or denim shirt tone-on-tone) and not tight t-shirt as in 00.