February 15, 2013

Avant-garde Textures In The Proenza Schouler Fall/Winter 2013 Show

Gyrating 180 degrees from last season’s vibrant line-up of kaleidoscopic prints, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez imagined for the Fall/Winter 2013 Proenza Schouler show, a collection dripping with sophistication and refinement, to which they added the label’s classic avant-garde spin.

Exploring the concept of textures, the designer duo constructed their looks out of innovative fabrics, with a trompe-l’œil effect: bouclé jackets were actually made out of tweed or a rubberised synthetic, tweeds were actually expertly interwoven leather strips, while the intricate floral embroidery on a series of outfits was created with the help of a special technique, called ”ultrasonic welding”.

The innovative textures then took precise, carefully studied shapes. The opening looks, with their rounded shapes, were reminiscent of classic 50s couture silhouettes, migrating onto a series of short, straight-cut dresses reminiscent of the Sixties, and eventually leading up to more modern looks, circa late 90s. The chromatic palette, restrained to a black and white spectrum, with just a few subtle hints of lilac and peach, contributed to the sophisticated air of the collection.

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