The current set of Fall-Winter 17 fashion weeks has got to be one of the best in many years, so many new beautiful designs and collaborations after collaborations. Whether it’s at Louis Vuitton, Supreme or Lacoste, it seems that even high fashion brands are interested in teaming up with other designers now.
A lot of collections have caught my eye these past weeks but not as much as Proenza Schouler‘s FW 2017 collection. Proenza Schouler is a New York based womenswear and accessories design label founded almost 15 years ago, way back in 2002. The brand was created by designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez who met while studying fashion design and collaborated on their final designs, which would be then presented as Proenza Schouler’s first collection.
Both designers have a keen eye for detail when designing every piece and their inspiration is strongly influenced by contemporary art and youth culture.Their Fall/Winter 2017 collection is amazing, filled with layers, splits and colour, giving it the artsy edge for which the brand never fails. Taking a closer look at some of the looks, we find that they have a very classic base on which the designers took a step back and chose carefully what to add or what to lose.
As we all know, current fashion is all about the details when pulling off a look, especially like this one. But these guys have done it all for you. This coat is my favourite piece from the collection with its streams of colour, pattern and cut-outs it is super high fashion. The collection consisted of oversized coats, which is the current trend worldwide. Youth culture being a huge part of the fashion industry at the moment, it is great to see that McCollough and Hernandez added bits of it to their pieces, while maintaining wearability and making sure that all pieces are suitable for everyone. High waisted trousers, bandage dresses and super cool suits were featured amongst the highlights of the collection.
If you haven’t yet seen the full collection by Proenza Schouler then you must click on the link below –
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Article by Todd Hodson