The Fall Winter 2017 collection began with a feeling for something quite gestural – asymmetrical lines that envelope, wrap around, and protect the body. The silhouette implies a sense of action, of improvisation. A collage of references is drawn from the designers’ memories of New York, from street art, to personal things left behind, to music that has inspired them throughout the years. It was a celebration of their NY, and of the energy and the feeling on the streets today. The Proenza Schouler woman is strong, engaged and aware.
Proenza Schouler is a New York based womenswear and accessories brand founded in 2002 by designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. The duo met while studying at Parson’s School of Design eventually collaborating on their senior thesis which became their first collection as Proenza Schouler. Named after the designers’ mothers’ maiden names, the collection was bought in its entirety by Barneys New York.