2007 September 7
Proenza Schouler - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008
Proenza Schouler Spring 2008(NEW YORK) Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, the boys soaring quickly towards fashion’s apex, proved that they’re all grown up this season. Known for well-crafted dresses and a penchant for geometric prints, they toughened up on silhouettes while refining the range of fabrics for Spring 2008. Aiming to contrast “something organic and primitive” with polished looks, the designers layered short silk skirts and organza dresses with hemp linen vests and waistcoats topped with ornate cavalry hats made by milliner Albertus Swanepoel. Art influences usually show in the brand’s use of prints, which featured less prominently in their spring collection but popped up on a few embroidered indigo linen jackets and zebra patterns on dresses. The colors reflected the collection’s tribal mood with shades of grey, black, and earthy green. The maturity of the collection was evidenced throughout and was particularly apparent towards the end of the show with a series of very sophisticated gold leafed belted dresses. The duo continue to please both critics and buyers and show that they can be fashion’s bright young things and still stay true to their colors.