August 28 2014

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155 posts tagged "Proenza Schouler"

Yea, Nay, Or Eh? Kristen Stewart, Runaway Fashionista


Kristen Stewart may look more comfortable in well-worn hoodies and Chuck Taylors, but that doesn’t stop the Twilight mega-star from turning up on red carpets in some very fashion-forward duds. Remember her in look 20 from Proenza Schouler’s Spring ’10 collection at the New Moon premiere in London? Rumor has it Stewart actually selects all her own looks from a catalog supplied by her stylist, which makes this girly Doo.Ri frock—worn to the L.A. premiere of The Runaways—a surprising pick for the tomboyish actress. We think she looks fresh and age-appropriate in the bright hue, sheer detailing, and short hem. We won’t, however, comment on the hair. What do you think? Are you a fan of K-Stew’s trendy red-carpet style or would you prefer to see her go another route?

Photo: Kyle Rover / Startraks Photo

Proenza Schouler Brown-Bags It For Pre-Fall


We love Proenza Schouler’s ready-to-wear collections, of course, but there’s no denying that Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez also know their way around an accessory—maybe you’ve heard of an omnipresent little bag called the PS1? At the duo’s winning pre-fall collection, we were gaga for the bags and shoes. Check out a few of our favorite things, below.

My vote goes to the paper-bag tote. Jack and Lazaro said the leather’s been treated and trimmed to look like a little kid’s brown-bag lunch; they were thinking J.D. Salinger and The Catcher in the Rye. I’m thinking very practical, but very cool at the same time.
Nicole Phelps

Adding glitter to a casual open-toe sandal makes for an out-of-the-ordinary evening shoe, and blue and black is one of my favorite color combinations. Hidden platforms inside promise to bring some comfort—but for these, I’d bear the pain anyway.
Marina Larroude

The low wedge is the next big shape in footwear, and the Dr. Martens-inspired detailing is genius. These boots might not be as timeless as the black ten-eyes I’ve had since middle school, but they’ll get me through the upcoming season just fine.
Romney Leader

Opening Ceremony Fights Cavities, Simon Takes A Stand, And More…


A blast from the past: Women Model Management is now representing nineties-era superstar Jenny Shimizu. [Hint Mag]

A blast from the future: More details emerge on NYC’s second Opening Ceremony, opening soon in (where else?) the Ace Hotel. The new store, with its hotel theme, will stock travelers’ essentials (esoteric toothpastes, condoms) and designer souvenirs (an Alex Wang tote bag, a Proenza Schouler dopp kit), and house a McSweeney’s bookshop. [WWD]

Barneys creative director Simon Doonan takes to his usual pulpit—i.e., the New York Observer—to give his side of “Tinselgate,” the hubbub surrounding his White House Christmas decor. The takeaway: Sniping conservative bloggers who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw lumps of coal. [NYO]

Another reason to envy Sea of Shoes blogger Jane Aldridge: The kid’s got a new collaboration with Gryphon—and she’s all of 18. As if her personal footwear archive wasn’t enviable enough. [Fashionista]

And speaking of collaborations, chart-toppers Kings of Leon debut their collaborative capsule collection of jeans and jackets with Surface To Air this month. Want to look like a Kentucky-fried Southern rocker? Hie thee to, uh, London. [Telegraph]

Photo: Eugene Mim /

On Our Radar: Land’s End Tie-Dye Tee


Ever since I saw Proenza Schouler’s Spring collection, I’ve been lusting after a tie-dyed tee. There was no way I was going to wait until Spring pieces arrived in stores to get my hands on one. (And, let’s face it, Proenza doesn’t come cheap.) I suppose I could have made my own, but I’m not crafty. The perfect compromise: Don’t laugh, it’s Land’s End. The kids’ section of the online retailer stocks both boys’ and girls’ versions, perfect for petite girls like me. To test them out, I bought both; the boys’ was slouchier, the girls’ a little more fitted, but both are great. Pick your type—or, for less than $25, you can pick one of each.

Land’s End tie-dye boys’ tee, $16.88, and girl’s tee (pictured), $5.99, available at

Photo: Courtesy of Lands End

Josephus Thimister Has Nothing To Lose


Nine years after shuttering his eponymous label, Josephus Thimister is returning as the founder, owner, and art director of his house. His much anticipated comeback—featuring couture and luxury ready-to-wear pieces for both women and men (a first)—is slated to take place during the Couture shows in January, when he will also be presenting a line of “young” furs for T.Paris.
The 47-year-old Dutch designer spoke with about the benefits of experience and why now, of all times, is the moment to “grow into a comeback.”
Where have you been all this time?

Well, I never wanted to come back because when you are your own backer, it’s a nightmare! In a way, I had to stop because my collection was produced by Genny and they wanted me to work just for them. It was a time when I had just lost my mother and my best friend. My label had enjoyed great press, but inside the structure it was a mess. So I took a sabbatical year and traveled to Brazil and Argentina, then suddenly three years had gone by. Then I started working for commercial brands, starting with Genny, and I found I loved it because I could make them better than they were. I designed the Andy Warhol collection (for markets outside the U.S.; it never hit the stores). Then I went to Charles Jourdan—the quality and craftsmanship were there, it could have worked so well had it not been for mismanagement—and I also consulted for Swarovski.

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