Top Ten Collections: Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Proenza Schouler
It seems to take eons for up-and-comers to shed the "young designer" label, but Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough officially did just that with their most sophisticated collection to date. Yes, there were Chanel-like tweed jackets, but this wasn't a ladylike outing, per se. What it was, among other things, was an embrace of craft, from the shibori-technique pastel skirts to the neon guipure lace slipdresses. Call it solid proof that hard work pays dividends.

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