140 posts tagged "Proenza Schouler"
Looking to get in on the surf trend that Jen Brill worked earlier this month at a Proenza Schouler party and that made a splash at Resort? You might want to stop by Screaming Mimi’s Montauk location and check out the Combhard neoprene separates, which are exclusive to the store. They’re designed in collaboration with Screaming Mimi’s by Thomas Renaud, a surfer and self-taught designer who’s been working with breathable neoprene fashions for almost 13 years. The best part: At $110, the high-waisted reversible skirts won’t dry up your clothing allowance.
MAC is hosting its own shows at Milk Studios during New York fashion week, and Proenza Schouler, Erin Fetherston, and Alexander Wang have all signed on. Will this be a complement to the Mercedes-Benz shows at the tents, or is it competition? [NYT]
Jeremy Scott joins the London crew. At this point, we may as well stop counting. [WWD]
Fashion’s Night Out is September 10 and even Wonder Woman is coming! Don’t even think about asking her to wear the bodysuit. [WWD]
Michael Bastian’s collection for Gant appears to be for men only. Boo to that. [WWD]
If “topless commando raids on public pools” are the last thing you thought you’d find in France, think again. [Guardian]
They really tried to work it out, but Emanuel Ungaro and Esteban Cortazar are officially splitting ways. [WWD]
Megan Fox declares herself too classy for Bond. Right you are. [Daily News]
Sure, it was the slightest bit on the cool side last night, but was it nippy enough for a leather jumpsuit? Yes, according to Chloë Sevigny, who wore a tough-chic belted black leather jumpsuit to Proenza Schouler’s celebration of their A Magazine #9. In all fairness, it was a Spring look, shown last year on Proenza’s runway over a sleeveless white shirt. But in real life, the full-leather look worn in high summer gives us pause; thank God the humidity was low. (On a side note, it represents a bit of a silhouette shift for Sevigny, who, especially as of late, often covers up her arms in favor of showing her enviable gams.) Last week, for the Harry Potter premiere, Emma Watson also wore a Proenza Schouler leather look, this one a dress consisting of a black leather halter top and white leather bottom from the designers’ latest Resort collection. Though it’s still all leather, Watson’s look is a lighter and more fitting way to rock a skin in the summer, though of course we respect Sevigny’s talent for breaking fashion rules. Tell us what you think. Would you wear leather in July?
UPDATE: While the rains continued in New York, the weather held for Proenza Schouler’s multipart Pitti W happening in Florence, Italy, and despite being taken over by the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, the Villa Petraia’s sixteenth-century gardens remained happily intact. “This is the crown jewel of Medici villas,” said Jack McCollough. “[And that’s saying a lot] as they are like Starbucks in Italy.” Among the New York imports helping him and his partner Lazaro Hernandez “export a slice of Americana overseas” were Yvonne Force Villareal and Bee Shaffer, along with video stars Chloë Sevigny, Liya Kebede, and Kalup Linzy (click to watch them in action above). Waving the flag for the Brits was the indefatigable Suzy Menkes.
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The Proenza Schouler show is one of New York fashion week’s hottest tickets, and tonight that sense of anticipation goes international, as Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough unveil their Spring ’10 pre-collection at Pitti W in Florence. For their debut on the world stage, Hernandez and McCollough say they want to “up the ante”—and they’re not kidding. Far from a run-of-the-mill runway show, the event will feature a performance by Kembra Pfahler, in the guise of the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, an installation by sculptor Haim Steinbach, and a video by the soap-spoofing, drag-wearing, stardom-bound performance artist Kalup Linzy (with a cameo by a bewigged Chloë Sevigny). We’re posting the video exclusively here, though fair warning: If this song were ever released as a single, it would have one of those “Explicit Lyrics” stickers.
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This is your first time showing a collection in Europe. What made you decide to debut with a multimedia extravaganza?
Lazaro Hernandez: When the Pitti people asked us to show the pre-collection, we were a little skeptical at first. I mean, pre-collections are sales-driven—
Jack McCollough: Not the most fantastic, editorial thing.
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See all the pictures from last night’s Alice Tully Hall ceremony. Here’s a complete list of the winners:
Board of Directors’ Special Tribute
First Lady Michelle Obama
Womenswear Designer of the Year
Rodarte’s Laura and Kate Mulleavy
Menswear Designer of the Year (tie)
Calvin Klein’s Italo Zucchelli
Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg
Accessory Designer of the Year
Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez
Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Swarovski Award for Menswear
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry
Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Eugenia Sheppard Award
Women’s Wear Daily editor in chief Ed Nardoza
Eleanor Lambert Award
GQ‘s Jim Moore