It’s hard to believe that New York Fashion Week has already been and gone, with the fashion circus having picked up and flocked to London. New York is always one of the most exciting fashion weeks, kicking off the entire season with only the coolest of designers.
The dynamic duo of Lazaro & Jack of Proenza Schouler were no exception.
It’s nice when fashion collection’s make sense. And the Proenza Schouler Spring 2014 collection did just that. It was a logical, and natural development from their last pre-fall collection, if you can recall the look book’s lengthy pleated skirts, bib-like tops and linear monochromatic print.
In the glorious palette of sun drenched buttercup, cream, stark white and black the designers added sparks of deep red, navy and gold hues. Working to disrupt the serenity just enough, they gave the edge the we have come to know the Proenza Schouler women by.
Although, it for a Spring/Summer collection, the intensity of accordion pleated shin-skimming skirts and coats tended to create a more Fall-transitioning-to-Spring kind of vibe.
The silhouettes were lengthening- to say the least. Cotton-crepe culottes were layered with contrasting overcoats and structured, plunging necklines were featured. While coats were fixed with these necklines and often nothing underneath, many of the jumpers were fitted with mod circular necks. A short black jacket, alongside a longer coat of a similar aesthetic was fixed with golden hardware and contrasting squared off lapel.
Measured though many of the looks were and equally as constrained in their movement, the looks of Proenza Schouler looked very much organic. There was an abundance of long-sleeved pieces, providing the collection with a chic, proper feel. Not to mention the warmth.
And how about the gorgeous footwear of the collection! The wooden heel just screams homage to the McQueen armadillo heel, as well as Scandinavian design.
Contrary to their previous collection, this time the pleated skirts were treated to metallic strips of silver and gold lame. The pleated skirt and cropped top combination was a definite highlight of their collection. The presentation itself ending with a finale of with knitted silk long-sleeve dress variations which sat snug on the models figures.
After all, you can never have enough crop tops and gold lame.