September 8, 2007

s/s 2008 nyc: proenza schouler.

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for fall, jack and lazaro took a more grown up approach, which i loved and was one of my favorites of the season. after checking out nymag’s harriet mays powell’s preview of their spring line in progress, i was waiting with bated breath to see how this collection would turn out. i wasn’t quite sure where it was going after the first few pics, but after seeing the entire collection, this feels more street, an earthy, natural street.

the collection included a tailored safari beginning, with gold button vests, wide a-line skirts, belted mandarin collar sleeveless jackets, and a saffon trench. from there, it moved into a black/white/khaki section. there were really intricate looking woven kimono-sleeve cinched jackets, wrap dresses, and skirts, an interesting striped double breasted pieced jacket, and hip length shirtdresses, worn with matching black/khaki long sleeve tees.

the last section features more glam pieces, like a brown silk zebra print dress, asymmetrical black and brick minidresses with tie waists, a gold paperbag waist skirt worn with a matching sequin shell, and the last exit, a shift dress with a sequin top and feather fringe pencil skirt.

for the first time, i didn’t see any of ps’s signature bustiers, and i was happy. i like this new direction they’re moving in while stayting true to themselves. with this show and the last, they’re really coming into their own and their partnership with the valentino group will help them get to the next level.

pics from elle