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Proenza Schouler Resort 2014: An Experiment and a Challenge

Proenza Schouler Resort 2014: An Experiment and a Challenge

Fresh off their CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award, Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are ever so slightly tweaking their signature pieces for Resort 2014. "Pre-collections are fun because you get to experiment," McCollough told WWD, and that they did.

While the designers riffed on core components of their Fall 2013 collection — fluidity, layering, and graphic patterns — they also ushered in a new mode of movement via accordion-pleated skirts. Cropped tops were styled with high-waisted versions, rounded cropped jackets and oversize sweaters were paired with skirts that hit just below the knee, and with each look, came tough black sandals, accented with PS11 hardware. To finish, McCollough and Hernandez really drove the experimental point home with two body-conscious black dresses — a preview of something they'd "never" done before: draping. Consider this your first hint for Spring 2014.

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