Mood board: The fashion show for Proenza Schouler’s A/W 2017 collection doubled as a farewell party for one of New York’s preeminent fashion labels before it moves to Paris to join the couture schedule. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the duo behind the brand, presented their first runway show in 2003, and the Proenza Schouler sporty logo zip-pulls that featured on the outerwear in their A/W 2017 collection, acted as a marker of the brand’s America-based history.
Best in show:
An asymmetric sequinned dress in layered fuchsia, gold and black with cut-out details, exuded everything about the New York state of mind that Proenza Schouler has embodied over the years. It was cool, sexy and confident. Another look, an ankle-length white pleated-skirt with black detailing, paired with a one-shoulder abstract print t-shirt was elegant and edgy all at once.
Finishing touches: The streamer-like zipper pulls on both jackets and handbags which experimented with a spliced version of the Proenza Schouler logo. Tube like shapes also coiled around the arms and wrists, serving as unusual bracelets.