Proenza Schouler A/W 2019 New York Fashion Week Women’s
Sol LeWitt informs the details in the duo’s autumn offering
Scene setting: Perennially ahead of the curve, Proenza Schouler treated showgoers to a bird’s eye view of Hudson Yards, which officially completes next month. The runway show was set on the 22nd floor of 55 Hudson Yards, an office tower designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates still in the finishing stages. Although the building boasted unfinished concrete interiors, it’s curved steel windows and panoramic views more than made up for things with their dramatic impact.
Mood board: Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez continued to forge their vision of womenswear with an unapologetic collection brimming over with self-assuredness and powerful vibes. Broad-shouldered, tailored silhouettes were offset by knitted cut-out dresses, skinny leather trousers and pleated lurex skirts. Outerwear possessed a deconstructed quality - a nod to Sol LeWitt’s incomplete cubes which prompt the kind to fill in the missing blanks. Filled with demonstrations of individuality and complexity, this forward-thinking collection was exciting to say the least.
Finishing touches: Proenza Schouler accessories have always been wildly coveted for their adventurous spirit and this season’s offerings were no different. Angular, square-toed boots in white and black amplified the looks with an edgy undertone, while handbags, which ranged from large utilitarian totes embellished with metal rings to cool compact purses with long chain straps, both proved to be versatile enough to handle any occasion. §