Proenza Schouler S/S 2016
Mood board: It was scissor time at Proenza Schouler’s spring outing, as Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez lopped off fabrics with a dramatic, flirty and feminine swoosh. Ruffled halter top dresses were cut away at the shoulders, feathers were latticed together like chain-mail, and hems were slashed with an uneven, speedy edge. That said, the mood was very grown-up this season; you’d just better possess a great set of shoulders.
Best in show: Though the dresses were dramatic, it was actually the new-style suiting that charmed the most in this collection. White viscose crepe pants were cropped and flared and worn with matching long white cotton jacquard sleeveless coats. The addition of black bows tied at the neck presented the new cleaned up urban uniform.
Finishing touches: The shoes were the big news under cropped, flared trousers this season, with Proenza cutting very sleek black leather footwear with low metal heels, silver ring detailing on the side and strappy black ribbons that tied around the ankle. Also noteworthy: the high-end fruity earrings that dangled like flashes of lighting at the earlobes.