Proenza Schouler lights up the aqueduct at New York Fashion Week
In the Hall of Lights exhibition space, housed in the former Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank building (an early example of a Beaux-Arts-style New York building), designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough presented a collection which they described as a mixture of their personal creations. stories – in their own words, “the sensual and fiery qualities of Lazaro’s Latin roots combined with the pragmatism and courage of Jack’s American experience”. Water, the duo said, was chosen as the symbol of life.
The collection, which notably featured more bare or sheer looks than designers usually present, opened with two dresses with sheer crocheted skirts and fringed bodices. Later, there was a shimmering gold crochet ensemble consisting of a sleeveless top and a sheer skirt.
Hernandez said backstage that the duo found “this amazing community of hand weavers in Bolivia,” who worked on a set of pieces for six months.
In designing the show, McCollough said the duo started with a series of silhouettes. The idea of water, he said, is expressed in the sensation of drops – for example, the rippling sensation of loose flared pants or a black leather skirt. ruffled. In addition to crochet looks, lace dresses added another see-through look.
The designers, who met while studying at Parsons School of Design, named their fashion label after both their mothers’ maiden names. They often base their collections on themes of contemporary art or culture.