February 5, 2008

f/w 08.09 nyc: proenza schouler.


their spring collection was inspired by dior’s new look, out of africa, louise bourgeois, japanese fishermen kimonos and the armory where they stage their shows. but for fall, it seemed like jack & lazaro of proenza schouler were having a seventies moment, and hitting all the major trends in the process. the first section of the show was all jewel toned, with silk twill and charmeuse draped dresses worn with bright tights, big bow blouses, and hip slung wrap front trousers paired with sequined tees.

the second section was a bit more structured: cape sleeve jackets and coats, lantern sleeve blouses, tweed suiting, and two piece look dresses with lace skirts. the last section was much more ornate and included pieced coats, jackets and dresses with a mix of lace, wool, sequins and fur. what was interesting was what was missing: the signature proenza bustier didn’t appear once. overall, the collection seemed much more grown up in terms of development, but still young and fresh.

pics from coutorture and elle.com