As New York Fashion Week begins to wind down, we look to London for the next wave of fashion collections. London’s usual suspects have many things in store, and every season we look forward to the innovative prints of Peter Pilotto and Mary Katrantzou. This season, however, Proenza Schouler’s designers, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, have decided to challenge their friends across the pond for the right to stand alongside them in the innovative print department. For Fall/Winter 2014, Proenza Schouler makes a case for the strength of American-made fashion artistry, showing a stunning and incredibly covetable collection of print-happy separates and fashion-forward molded silhouettes.
Abstract Magic Eye prints mixed with contrasting flecked patterns to dizzying effect. The duo amped up the impact of its kaleidoscopic presentation by maximizing the silhouette, rounding out the shoulders, and swaddling it all in plush layers. From the covered up modesty of daywear, Proenza Schouler turns its attention to the streets for evening. Animal prints, flesh-baring cutouts, and patchwork embellishment take the collection’s soft textures to higher ground. Their finishing move worked to tie all of their themes together and then render them in glitzy brocade. For those who study religiously at the School of Cool, it doesn’t get much cooler than this collection.
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