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August 28 2014

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Meet The P—For Patent—S1

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Since its introduction back in 2008, Proenza Schouler’s new-classic PS1 bag has come in about as many colors and fabrications as you can imagine. One notable one was missing, though: patent. That all changes later this month, when Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez release a black patent version in three sizes (a pochette, a medium, and a large), exclusively on www.proenzaschouler.com. Using a new system Proenza Schouler developed, layers of transparent lacquer are “painted” on the skin, rather than the traditional method of layering plastic on top of the surface of the leather. The result is softer, more subtle, and more liquid-looking than the competition. To get a sense of it, you need to see it in action—which is why, very soon, we’ll be debuting a short film the duo has commissioned starring a model, a custom patent-leather version of a Fall ’10 look, and the new patent bags. Stay tuned.

Photo: Courtesy of Proenza Schouler

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