At a true-blue fashion party, you better expect some serious style. Barneys New York courted its West Coast fans at a dinner to honor Proenza Schouler last night in LA, and the crowd included the to-be-expected celebrities that love fashion. Rashida Jones brightened up her spotted Proenza Schouler dress with a serious statement necklace, while Kate Bosworth kept her longer black-and-white Proenza style simple, accented with ALDO pumps and a structured clutch, also from the label. Kirsten Dunst must have gotten the same subdued memo: she wore the brand, too, and picked all black, playing with proportions as she mixed a long top with shorts. If you were stepping out to dine with the City of Angels' most fashion friendly, which would you pick?
It should come as no surprise that the windows advertising Proenza Schouler's First Collection capsule at Barneys have tanks of moving liquid and lasers around the clothes. After all, these are the designers who made a CGI purple dolphin swim through sand for a fashion video last year.
The window displays, unveiled at the Barneys Madison Avenue flagship store in New York this week, are similarly avant-garde. The phosphorescent rocks, beams of light, and electrical cords running through the installations are meant to look a little like the kind of experiments one might observe in a high school science lab — albeit a particularly chic one. The retailer's creative director, Dennis Freedman, worked with Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez to pull the displays together, showcasing pieces from the Proenza Schouler archives along with garments shoppers can buy in the store and online.
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.
On the heels of Proenza Schouler's big CFDA win this week, design duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have something else to celebrate. To commemorate the label's 10-year anniversary, Barneys New York is taking us back to where it all began with an exclusive limited-edition reissuing of Proenza's 19-piece Fall 2003 collection.
It's a fitting tribute from the retailer, who bought the very first collection in 2002 before the designers' first runway show in 2003. Now, we're getting a second chance to score a piece of fashion industry history from the label's first collection, which features gorgeous suede, the perfect trench coat, and the coolest kind of bustier — all reinterpreted with a modern 2013 finish. We've handpicked a few favorites; just click through to shop — then check in at Barneys for a little trip down memory lane with Jack and Lazaro.
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The CFDA Awards last night delivered fierce fashions in the form of slinky metallic dresses and illusion detailing thanks to Nicole Richie and Erin Wasson. In today's Fashion Flash, we're recapping the night's big highlights and covering the best-dressed stars. Who else made our list? Watch on to find out. On Allison: H&M blazer, Zara top.
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A sweetly shaped Proenza Schouler dress in blues and greens was it for consistently spot-on dresser Miranda Kerr at tonight's CFDA Awards. With a flared skirt and square neckline, it had a retro fit that felt totally modern thanks to the abstract pattern. She finished off the total package with Jennifer Meyer jewelry, satin Stuart Weitzman pumps and a metallic silver clutch, also by Weitzman. Tell us: do you like it all together?
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The 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards winners' circle has been newly drawn, with Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler just announced as the recipient of the Womenswear Designer of the Year award. Pamela Love, Suno, and Public School all took home respective Swarovski awards, and a well-deserving Phillip Lim was bestowed the title of Accessory Designer of the Year. Who else made the cut? The complete list of winners (and honorees) below.
And the award goes to . . .
- Menswear Designer of the Year: Thom Browne, presented by Dan Stevens, formerly of Downton Abbey.
- Womenswear Designer of the Year: Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, presented by Kerry Washington.
- Accessory Designer of the Year: Phillip Lim, for 3.1 Phillip Lim, presented by Rose Byrne.
- Swarovski Award For Accessory Design: Pamela Love, presented by Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth, costars in Swarovski Entertainment Ltd.'s first film, Romeo & Juliet.
- Swarovski Award For Menswear: Public School's Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, presented again by Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth.
- Swarovski Award For Womenswear: Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty of Suno, the third and final Swarovski award presented by Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth.
As for this year's honorees? The rundown here: